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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Ulane V.
Ulane V5 years ago

So true,thanks for sharing.

Ritva J.
Ritva J5 years ago

Thanks for a reminder!

B Jackson
BJ J5 years ago

So very true.

Cheryl Mallon-Bond

Amen! To the truth of that!

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener5 years ago

The simple things in life....

Biby C.
Biby C5 years ago

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

Vicki G.
Vicki G5 years ago

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.

Aileen P.
Aileen P5 years ago

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

Adena Z.
Adena Z5 years ago

Don't Happy ;-)

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra5 years ago

Thank you Gail, for Sharing this!