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Stop Looking For Happiness in All the Wrong Places

Stop Looking For Happiness in All the Wrong Places

Isra Albinali shares how happiness isn’t where you might think.

Happiness is not in your bank account.

It’s not in your closet, your waist line or your garage. Don’t go looking to your list of, or lack of, invites, happiness isn’t keeping count.

Happiness doesn’t know the difference between this season’s shoes or last season’s jacket. It’s not sitting in first class on the way to Italy. Happiness didn’t arrive on fine china. It’s not marinated with filet mignon or dipped in Belgian chocolate.

Happiness can’t count how many Twitter followers you have or who you’re connected to on LinkedIn. It hasn’t liked your latest status or analyzed your influence.

Happiness never read your post that went viral. It never attended your latest book signing either.

Happiness didn’t walk the red carpet or invent any technology. It doesn’t live in mansions and high rise buildings. Happiness doesn’t check report cards, test scores or admission status.

Happiness doesn’t discriminate, compete or carry a high price tag.

Happiness is nowhere you’ve looked and everywhere you are.

Fame, fortune and prestige are respectable goals for material survival, but what about our spiritual survival? How many times have you put your happiness on hold waiting for that one milestone?

Will you smile after the contract is signed? Are you going to laugh more when you’re out of debt? Will you enjoy life after you retire?

On the road to success, remember to take exits for gratitude, joy and love.

Happiness needs only you; not time, not accomplishments, not money. It needs you to decide right now to be happy with what you have and where you’re at.

Happiness lingers in hugs and sneaks into bedtime stories. Happiness is the ink that writes love letters. It’s the sound of laughter and the touch of holding hands.

Happiness is the quiet during sunrise and the twinkle during sunset. It’s the swelling of your heart and the peace in your mind.Continue reading on

Isra, of, pulled her family of five out of $56K of debt in three years and one income.

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2:15AM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

So true,thanks for sharing.

2:10AM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

Thanks for a reminder!

4:53PM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

So very true.

7:36PM PDT on Jul 17, 2013

Amen! To the truth of that!

7:02PM PDT on Jul 16, 2013

The simple things in life....

4:12AM PDT on Jul 16, 2013

Happiness is within you. You just have to learn how to bring it out.

7:29PM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

All very true points! I have made it a practice to be completely present and in the moment and find joy, happiness, and laughter quite often these days. It truly is the little things and all we really ever have is today and this moment. It's our egos that keep us constantly seeking fulfillment in the future.

1:10PM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

Thank you for sharing. Doggy looks very happy, it is always a lovely sight.

12:39PM PDT on Jul 13, 2013

Don't Happy ;-)

5:43AM PDT on Jul 13, 2013

Thank you Gail, for Sharing this!

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