Planning for happiness

“Whatever you’re thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you’re worrying, you are planning. When you’re appreciating you are planning. What are you planning?” … Abraham

My mom was a worry-wart.  If there wasn’t anything obvious to worry about she would look until she found something … and if there wasn’t anything going on in our lives she’d worry about the neighbors, the relatives or the people about whom she read in the newspaper.  Don’t get me wrong, mom was a really good soul … she just didn’t know how to show her caring in any other way than to worry people to death.  Mom was an excellent Worry Event Planner.

I learned a couple of important things from watching all of this incessant worrying … those being: 1) Worrying doesn’t produce any positive results … it just ends up ticking off everybody around you and 2) People who worry life to bits have a) no time and b) no eyes with which to see happy times even when they do arrive.  Mom’s eyes were trained by a youth filled with upheaval to see things about which to be concerned and so … like a lot of people in the world … she learned how to live in fear and worry … and never got the hang of anticipating good things arriving.

Fighting cancer for 3 years taught me that if I was not anticipating a positive outcome on a regular basis then I was probably going to be drowning in the day-to-day worries … fears … and less than wonderful surroundings in which I found myself.  I dragged Perky Polly around everywhere that I went so consequently I experienced … on a daily basis … the joy of seeing and sharing hope and inspiration with other patients and with family and friends.

Life has taught me that we’re all like big, super-conducting magnets … attracting in more and more of what our powerful thoughts and feelings are focused upon.  So I figure if that’s the case then I might as well send out waves of electromagnetic-like joy, prosperity and loving intention.  What have I got to lose?  At worst I’ll walk through life happy and at best I’ll walk through life happy and simultaneously have more happy-making events to celebrate.  Whoo-Hoo … time to let Miss Perky plan one of her famous parties … ice cream anyone?

Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone


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