I never really used to ask myself that question, but I'm starting to ask myself that more lately. Why? Well, because if I'm not loving life, then I need to do something about it. I mean, WHO ELSE is gonna change things for me so that I'm digging my little world?
Obviously there are some things in our lives that we don't have the power to change. But there are a few things that we can adjust to make ourselves a little happier, no matter our surroundings.
When I recently renewed my commitment to starting each day in prayer and a devotional reading, I noticed an immediate reward.
Lately, I've been much more dedicated to eating healthy and exercising and it's really starting to pay off. I have much more energy. I feel more focused. It makes my life better and I feel happier.
Also, according to this study, I may have an little edge on "happiness" because of my job:
I find that quite funny, since many of the singers and musicians around me attempt to project a "tortured artist" image. But I do think that picking a career that you are suited for sure helps in the happiness department. What's the old saying? Something like "Pick a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life". I honestly DO feel very blessed that I get to sing for a living. I look forward to driving into the studio and bringing a song to life.... either my song, or someone else's song. It doesn't matter. I just love to sing.
But back to the survey.... While "singers" are listed as #1 in the job happiness category, they are followed closely behind by "Municipal Firefighters" and then "Aircraft Assemblers". WHAT?? Who knew that people putting our airplanes together were such a happy bunch!!! Or that fighting fires was a "happy" job...??
I guess this is partially on my mind because my youngest son is going to be a senior in high school next year, so we've been having alot of talks about his future plans. College, or not? Music, or not? I don't care if he's a drummer or a plumber... I just want him to find something that he LOVES to get out of bed each morning and go do. And do it well.
So... The question I want to ask you today is:
"What is one thing that you could change today and make your life a little better?"
You have the power.