Tomorrow’s Happiness Begins Today. Hey everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a piece about tomorrow’s happiness begins today. To be happy tomorrow, you need to begin working on it today. Some people spend their lives waiting for happiness to arrive on their own, and it never comes. Others work hard at creating wealth but aren’t happy, discovering that money only brings a different set of problems. Happiness is a state of mind, not your bank account’s size. Satisfaction is emotional and not physical. Each individual needs to work at creating happiness. I like how Richard Bach, the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, put it when he said, “If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.”
When I was younger, my mum always said that it would be better tomorrow, whatever you are going through today. Therefore, we struggle today for a better tomorrow. I never understood what she meant until I became an adult and started seeing things differently. The way the world is going right now, it is easy to forget about tomorrow. We are still in Lockdown in Scotland, and I think we will be in and out of Lockdown throughout the year. However, it doesn’t mean it is the end of the world. You still have a chance to change your life, and If you want to wake up to happiness tomorrow, you have to work on it today.
Tomorrow’s Happiness Begins Today
To find happiness, you first have to understand where happiness comes from. Memories are to the mind what a mirror is to the eyes – a reflection. The mirror reflects the physical, while our memories reflect the emotional. Looking in the mirror reflects what you look like; when you look in your mind, it reflects who you are. One big difference is that you can change what you see in the mirror, but you can’t change the memories reflected in your mind.
We spend a lot of time trying to improve what we see in the mirror, but little or no effort to improve our thoughts. Every action creates a memory. Do you think the person who is bitter and angry today was happy and cheerful yesterday? If a person says or does something that angers or upsets us, we can either add to the painful memory with our negative actions or replace them with positive stories and create positive memories.
If you want to be happy tomorrow, you must choose carefully what you do today because today’s actions will be reflected in tomorrow’s memories, and you can not make them go away. Everything you do today will be in tomorrow’s reflection. The next time a person angers you, instead of lashing out, try imagining that you are holding up a mirror that bounces the review back at him, knowing that his actions or words reflect him and not you.
We all want to like what we see in the mirror. To be truly happy, we also must appreciate what we see reflected in our minds. The mirror is not nearly as powerful as what the reason reflects, for it reflects our words and actions.
What will your reflections be filled with?
Will your reflections/memories be filled with goodness and joy or bitterness and anger?
What have you done today that will bring you happiness tomorrow?
Always remember the little things matter.
I hope you enjoyed that.
This makes sense. It is all about how you approach it! Good points to consider in living a more positive existence.
so true; each act of ours bears fruit
Happiness is definitely something you have to strive for, just cannot wait for it to come.
This is such a great way to look at it! Thank you for this new perspective!
Sonia, I love this post. It’s such an excellent point. If we were more mindful of today’s actions and careful then it’s true, our tomorrow’s will be better. It’s really hard to change a lifetime of negative thought patterns, and it takes time and practice. But it’s worth it!
We are 100% in charge of our own happiness
You make valid points. As human beings we seem to love reflecting on past memories that bring sadness and we need to reprogram our thoughts to reflect on happier memories. Inner thoughts and dialogue are so powerful.
The Frugal Samurai
Really informative post! Thanks for making me think, and keep up the great work!
I believe happiness comes from within. We have to make our own happiness. It’s not something we can just wait for.