Friday, January 16, 2009

The road to happiness

Amy Grant ~ Simple Things

Happiness is a state of mind. When I wake up every morning I have a choice to either think positively or negatively. Life circumstances don’t matter if I have decided to think positively about my situation.

Long ago I realized that we are very spoiled as a society. I was tired of wanting more and more like a bottomless pit when my life philosophy started to change. It has been my experience that when you live simply, give more and expect less, the result is a happier and more fulfilling life.

When you free your mind, heart and soul from worry and hatred, there is more room for happiness and love. It isn’t easy, it is something to be aware of and figure out how to change the behaviors. 

Ultimately, we are the ones in control of the way we think and feel about anything and everything that affects our life.

The lyrics of the featured song, Simple Things by Amy Grant reflects my road to happiness . . . the lyrics follow . . . it is the simple things in life that matter.

Simple Things | Amy Grant

Wake up baby look around 

Birds sing, ooooh that sound 
Reminds me of a line 
From Unchained Melody 

Feel like I'm a little girl 
Best thing in the whole wide world 
Is I can see the makings of a memory 
I remember how it used to be 
Well I'm still dreaming... 

Cuz I dream of simple things 
I can believe in 
Like the feeling this day brings 
True love and the miracle of forgiving 
I believe in simple things 

Ain't nothing like a sunny day 
Chit-chat at a street cafe 
Just paint the picture, baby 
Where you wanna be 

Take a walk, take a ride 
So far, you and I 
Don't need a plan 
But we can share 
This revelry 

I remember how I used to want it all 
Funny now the big things seem so small 

I dream of simple things 
I can believe in 
Like the feeling this day brings 
True love and the miracle of forgiving 
I believe in simple things 

Through all the days 
The blues, the greys 
A ray of light keeps shining...


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