“The most important thing is to enjoy your life
~ to be happy ~
it's all that matters.”
― Audrey Hepburn
You have the right to be happy.
But what are your rights to happiness?
Here are 26 "Happiness Rights" you may not even realize you own. Too often, we deny ourselves these basic rights. And when we do, we take our own happiness away (others are not doing it to us; we are doing it to ourselves).
If you think others are stealing your happiness, think again. You may be doing it to yourself by the choices you are making. Let's look at what your Rights to Happiness are:
I have the right to....
1.) .... trust my own intuition over anyone else's. My truth comes to me through my life experiences. It is there to protect me.
2.)....change my mind as I learn more about my truth.
3.) ...create loving boundaries in my life. Self-love and self-trust come first before I can feel safe, and self-respect keeps the thoughts in my head positive.
4.) ....disengage from negative people who might impact my happiness. While I may not have the right to tell others what to do and control their lives, I have the right to feel an ethics or personality mismatch, disengage, and control the direction of my own life.
5.) ....disagree with another's criticism that I know not to be true, even if it is about me.
6.) ...find like-minded people who support my path.
7.) ...help others believe in themselves and help them see how amazing they are.
9.) ...say no and not have to explain why. "No, thank you" is a complete sentence.
10.) ...do a dance that may be different from how others dance, and still be doing exactly the right thing (even if they don't yet understand the dance).
11.)....disagree without having to prove why.
12.) ...be respected by those who surround me.
13.)....be different than others expect of me if I know it is the right path.
14.) ...privacy when I need it. This includes scheduled or impromptu time by myself without feeling guilt for the down time.
15.) ...explore things that ignite my soul, even if they may not excite someone who loves me. My life is my path, theirs is theirs ~ there are parts of us that may not intersect and that is okay.
16.) ...expect honesty.
17.) ... have confidence in myself even if others express otherwise.
18.) ...not enter every argument I am invited to.
19.) ....release feeling responsible for others' bad behavior.
20.) ...be completely unique.I don't have to look or act or agree with the crowd. I am a complete, individual "ME."
21.) ...expect honesty from those I trust.
22.) ...let others make their own mistakes. I can offer help or advice, but I cannot control. Ultimately, everyone must come to their own truth (which may even change over time).
23.) ...love myself. Because until we truly understand how to love ourselves, we cannot fully love another. There will be a desperate need to "fill in" what we feel we lack, and we'll search for other people to fill a gap within ourselves to complete what we already inherently own. You will seek externally what you already have internal potential to find.
24.) ....fulfill myself without expecting (or waiting for) someone else to do it for me.
25.) ...create. Because creation is an outer expression and physical manifestation of the soul.
26) ...have the maturity to realize that one size does not fit all. This includes opinions, and this includes ME fitting the opinion of what other want or think I should be. There will always be people wo disagree with who I am or what I may be doing, or who may not like me, and that is okay and does not make me less than what I am supposed to be. It just makes me different from them. Nobody or no-thing satisfies everyone. Not even chocolate. The world is made of many colors, and I am made of many unique colors.
Let's Let The Lenormand Summarize:
"What is the path to happiness?"
Above, Berenika Lenormand Vintage Oracle (Lilac Twilight)
What do these cards say,
and how can we condense all 26 Happiness Rights down to one?
"Truth to the self is found by being loyal to one's own heart,"
"To thine own heart be true."
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