The Gateway To Happiness

Do you truly desire happiness? Everyone says yes, but the path to happiness has some of us squirming in our boots. Giving to others is a path to pleasure. Consider this: “For the sake of others’ happiness, cultivate empathy. Compassion is the key to happiness.” ~ Dalai Lama.

Some of us may worry that people will take advantage of our generosity if we offer too much. In fact, your good intentions may be misconstrued as weakness by a small number of egotistical people.

However, the majority of individuals are not interested in taking advantage of the situation. “We must be the change, we want to see in the world,” attributed to Gandhi. Think about it: if we’re going to make a change, why not start with each other?

Make a donation at any time, without asking for anything in return, and don’t even tell anybody about it. Those who benefit from your charitable deeds will thank you for it. However, bigger than that, universal forces will ensure that charity is

This is what some people call “karma,” or the rule of cause and consequence. In this way, every action has a corresponding reaction. Ensure that our actions have positive outcomes.

Danny Thomas remarked, ” “Despite the fact that we are all created for a reason, we don’t know what that reason is. Life success has nothing to do with personal gains or accomplishments. It’s about what you do for others. For others, it’s about what you do for them.”

You will leave a legacy of compassion if you give up everything you have. People will try to forget you if you don’t give them something to remember you by. I want the memories I leave behind to be positive ones, since that’s all I have to go on.

So, how much should you contribute? “Heart felt,” “kind words,” a letter, a card, or a flower are all examples of “heartfelt” gestures. You’ll discover that your donations won’t leave you penniless. As a consequence, you’ll find that most individuals are naturally inclined to repay the favor.

Be courteous to everyone who provides services to you on a regular basis. When it comes to the cleaner, janitor, parking lot attendant, or customer service representative, many folks don’t even say hello.

The more you get to know the person, the more likely they are to go out of their way to provide you with excellent service, simply by addressing them with their first name.

People will appreciate your genuineness and trustworthiness no matter where you travel. That’s all there is to it. A person’s actual riches, according to Mohammed, “is the good he or she does in the world.”

Appreciating Life!

When we stop striving for a better life, we are living a better life.

It signifies that we are satisfied with our lives and our circumstances. Self-defeating thoughts such as wishing for more or envious of someone else’s life or assets are detrimental. There is a perpetual state of frustration, and we wait and hope for more happiness.

So, what’s the big deal? Not too much, not too little.

“You should focus on what you have rather than what you need. Choose the nicest things you have and think about how enthusiastically you would have sought them out if you didn’t.” In the words of Marcus Aurelius: (121-180)

There is a lot to be thankful for right now. In addition to our loved ones and the natural world around us, there is also our own existence. It’s all around us; we simply have to take it in. Make a list of all the nice things you’re thankful for and share it with your friends and family.

What persons would you miss if they weren’t in your life? Isn’t there a lot to enjoy and feel happy about when you take a walk? Flowers, trees, birds, and clouds in the sky are all examples of nature’s beauty. Whether it’s a caterpillar on the pavement or a wave from your neighbor. It’s hard not to smile when you see a lovely puppy or toddler having a good time.

“Be unfazed, no matter how good or bad things are going for you. Take your time and enjoy the changing colors of the flowers in your courtyard. Don’t worry about quitting or staying in your job. Allow your thoughts to follow the ebb and flow of the clouds as they move over the horizon.” – Hung Tzu-ch’eng (1593-1665)

It’s only common sense to be happy and at peace with yourself and others, and to appreciate life while it’s still here.

Don’t Re-invent the Wheel

When was the last time a light bulb went out at your home? We no longer have to construct a light bulb because of Thomas Edison’s work. Grab a spare or go to the store, and you’re done.

Surely you are aware that Thomas Edison had to make many, many attempts before he came up with the light bulb. When someone asked him whether he was disheartened by his failures, he replied that he was not. There was no failure in his reply: “I’ve discovered another method of how not to create a light bulb”.

There is no such thing as failure, only outcomes. Insanity, according to one definition, is doing the same thing over and again and expecting a different outcome.

We need to make some adjustments to our daily routines if we want our lives to run smoothly.

We, too, have the potential to go out like a light bulb. There are times in our lives when we feel as though there is no light or hope to be found. It’s a bleak scene, to say the least.

Please allow me to shed a little light on this (pun intended). When we’re in the depths of despair, we need light to help us find our way out. While some of us are fortunate enough to have a source of light, others must leave their homes to find it.

Thoughtful thinking may go a long way, but it can only go so far for certain people. Just a little bit of light comes from it. People are in a quandary as to how to use the additional light that is now accessible.

All problems can be solved.

What’s the best way to locate the answer? It’s our choice whether or not we try to figure it out on our own, or whether we look for someone who has previously overcome this difficulty and benchmark their example.

A wide variety of media are available nowadays that might assist us in overcoming the challenges we face in our daily lives. We must study the mistakes of others in order to improve our own lives. There is a lot of wisdom to be gained from those who have been there and done that. We are lucky to have had some of the greatest philosophers in history to look up to.

There’s always room for improvement in our lives. As difficult as it may be at times, there is always hope and assistance available.

When you’re feeling down and life seems gloomy, do something for someone else without any expectations. You may also look to those notable examples in life and use them to get yourself back on track.

Let the light shine within you instead of trying to re-invent the wheel.

Hey, You’ve Got This!

As an entrepreneur, you are well aware that your success cannot be contingent on the judgments of others. As with the wind, opinions fluctuate…as with the weather, opinions fluctuate constantly. To succeed in any activity, you must maintain your course…at any cost! Here are some tried-and-true strategies to assist you on your course.

Abstain from negativity. We are surrounded by negative individuals. They can be family members or a close friend. Oftentimes, it’s the opinions of complete strangers that generate the greatest animosity, as if someone who does’nt know or understand you is capable of expressing a rational opinion about you.

No, you should not shun those in your immediate circle; rather, there are topics of discussion that are less profitable. Accept constructive criticism with grace, but divert the topic away from endless negative talk. Unless you take control, negativity will grow on you.

Strengthen Yourself. No, I am not suggesting that you inflate your ego; rather, you can be your own best source of encouragement by encouraging yourself. How are you going to accomplish this? Read the testimonies of previous entrepreneurs/successful entrepreneurs. Richard Branson, Dr. Claude Anderson, and the great Earvin “Magic” Johnson are among contemporary success tales of persons who rose from “rags to riches” [or from humble beginnings to tremendous influence]. There are several success tales from the past, including those of Earl Graves Sr., James Forten, and Thomas Jennings.

Return to the Beginning.  If you begin to doubt, consider what prompted you to take your “leap of faith” in the first place. Recall what it takes to succeed: discipline, self-confidence, independence, perseverance, and sacrifice, among other things. Consider the anticipated outcomes: a comfortable income, independence, a career you enjoy, and so forth. Finally, recall the worst job you’ve ever had…imagine yourself doing it again. Blah! Utilize all means necessary to push yourself.

Therefore, cast off negative ideas and focus on what is uplifting, motivating, encouraging, warm, kind, and helpful. You are on track to accomplish great things as long as you don’t let the negative remarks of others to distract you.

Quick & Delicious Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

 

An ideal side dish for anything that comes off the grill.

Serve

4-6

Ready In:

1hrs

Good For:

Lunch

Inroduction

About this Recipe

By: Positivseeds

A simple vinaigrette dressing coats a generous helping of tomatoes, diced onions, cilantro, and diced jalepeno to create a fast and delicious salad. Serve as a side salad or main course with your BBQ.

Positivseeds Recipes Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 pints grape tomatoes (red, yellow, orange)
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar (or not)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Rinse tomatoes well and cut in half. Place in a medium bowl along with diced red onion, and chopped cilantro.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper until well combined. Pour over tomatoes, onions and cilantro.

Step 3

You can elect to serve right away or place in the refrigerator to chill for 10 mins.

Step 2

Using a spatula, or spoon gently stir tomatoes and onions until well coated with vinaigrette.