What if right now, this very moment and everything that’s going on in your life is as good as it’s ever going to get? What if the veritable bluebird of happiness is the only creature who‘s really happy all the time?
According to Wikipedia, the mythology of the bluebird of happiness has deep roots that go back thousands of years. Indigenous cultures across the globe hold similar myths and beliefs about the bluebird. It is a widely accepted symbol of cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity, hearth and home, good health, new births, the renewal of springtime, etc. Virtually any positive sentiments may be attached to the bluebird.
Ten minutes of happiness
There’s a line from a movie about happiness that’s memorable. A father and adult son are having a heart to heart conversation about the son’s confession that he doesn’t want to join in the father’s business, and the son is worried that his dad will be disappointed in him. The father says, “Look, in your whole life there’s going to be about ten minutes where everyone is happy, there’s enough money, nobody’s sick and nobody’s mad. You gonna spend your life looking for those ten minutes?”
Zodiacal keywords to happiness, or the next best thing: Authenticity
Astrology, or even divination, doesn’t have the answer on how to be happy. Astrological insights can help you chip away the excess marble of your negative personality traits so that the pathway is cleared for more authentic living. These insights can also show you how to reinforce your positive personality traits so that your choices are more authentically you, and your chances of being happy are greatly improved.
These keywords are insights into the inherent nature of each of the signs of the zodiac, and when used affirmatively can produce powerful positivism in your life. When you find yourself feeling blue, acting negatively, or you just need to pull yourself up out of some black hole, begin expressing at least one of these traits in a positive manner according to your natal sun sign and your energetic vibration will align itself with the natural forces of the universe. It’s what the bluebirds do.
Aries: inspirational, courageous, enthusiastic, original, independent.
Taurus: persevering, reliable, compassionate, loyal, trustworthy.
Gemini: friendly, witty, eloquent, versatile, perceptive.
Cancer: sympathetic, industrious, sociable, thrifty, protective.
Leo: generous, optimistic, ambitious, loyal, affectionate.
Virgo: analytical, industrious, systematic, considerate, reliable.
Libra: diplomatic, cooperative, helpful, idealistic, sociable.
Scorpio: ambitious, efficient, courageous, resourceful, intuitive.
Sagittarius: optimistic, dependable, friendly, honest, versatile.
Capricorn: ambitious, responsible, practical, efficient, patient.
Aquarius: helpful, broadminded, original, intuitive, friendly.
Pisces: sympathetic, compassionate, unassuming, imaginative, self-sacrificing.
If you are unhappy
This is my all-time favorite handout to clients and one that’s given out more than any of the others on wellness, relationships, astrology, massage, reflexology. This one has remained the most popular for twenty-five years. I cannot remember the source, but I do know that it was pre-internet:
If you are Unhappy
Once upon a time, there was a nonconforming sparrow who decided not to fly south for the winter.
However, soon the weather turned so cold that he reluctantly started to fly south. In a short time, ice began to form on his wings and he fell to earth in a barnyard, almost frozen. A cow passed by and crapped on the little sparrow. The sparrow thought it was the end. But, the manure warmed him and defrosted his wings. Warm and happy, able to breathe, he started to sing. Just then a large cat came by and hearing the chirping, investigated the sounds.
The cat cleared away the manure, found the chirping bird and promptly ate him.
The moral of the story:
1. Everyone who s**ts on you is not necessarily your enemy.
2. Everyone who gets you out of the s**t is not necessarily your friend.
3. And, if you’re warm and happy in a pile of s**t, keep your mouth shut.
So, perhaps happiness really is for the birds and for the rest of us, life is what it is. Happiness comes and goes. The best approach to life is the one Reader’s Digest has known for years, “Laughter is the Best Medicine.”
Here are some links that will make you smile, laugh, cry, and maybe, be happy.
The Secret to Happiness and Success