Happiness…One Choice at a Time…

Happiness-is...-Freedom (1)I love happiness…I mean…who doesn’t…not liking happiness would make you…well…unhappy…and who wants to be unhappy…

That’s why I’m so happy…there’s that word again…to be a part of a happiness revolution of sorts…celebrating the launch of my friend…and bestselling publisher…Linda Joy’s latest book…Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness…it shares intimate transformation stories of 27 amazing women…

Not only will you be inspired but for a limited time…you can get over 40 transformational gifts with your copy of…Choosing Happinessclick here to grab your copy and find out about the gifts…

NowBertha…said all this talking about happiness…specifically…choosing happiness…makes her think of a time in my life…when I didn’t really understand just exactly how that worked…

See…I was going through a divorce…and…I was pretty much a basket case…not even a smidgen of happiness to be found

Oh…I wanted to be happy…I wanted to quit crying…BUT…I wanted it to be on my terms…I wanted to be happy reunited with my husband…with our kids…living in our house…well…you get the idea…

Enter…Berthaeven though I didn’t recognize her at the time…some little voice in my head told me…that I couldn’t put conditions on being happy…because I can’t control conditions…

That same little voice…also explained that I couldn’t go from…devastated… to…happy…in one fell swoop…no…it was more like…make a decision that I wanted to be happy…regardless of my marital status…then choose one small thing to be happy about…even if it was what I was having for dinner…then choose another…and…another…and just keep going until…one day…without really thinking about it…I would be happy again…and…I was…and I am…

Now…when I am unhappy about something…Bertha…bellows…no small voice for her…reminding me…to find one tiny…unrelated…thing to be happy about…and…well you know the rest…

Jane…

I certainly hope that you are making the choice to be happy today…and that…you will get a copy of…Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness…to help you along the journey…Click here to grab your copy.

Success in Action…

Personal success…can only be measured…using Jane Carrollyour own stick! ~Bertha

It would be easy…way too easy…to compare my accomplishments with others…I mean…I’m a writer…I have only to look at the latest New York Times Bestseller List…to notice that…my books…aren’t on it…

It would be easy…to drive by fancy houses…and compare mine to them…

And…there’s a long list of things that I could compare about my life and others…from wardrobes to relationships…and seemingly…end up with the short end of the stick…

But…Bertha…reminded me…time and time again…until it finally stuck… that just because…others seem to have more outward success than I do…it doesn’t mean anything…

She says my measure of success…comes from living my truth…from honoring the person that I am…and she reminds me…that being…happy…is success in action…

Jane

Have you checked out the Bertha books? No? What are you waiting for?