Here’s a story from my book, Four Word Self Help, about being happy in advance.
A friend told me a story recently about a 92-year-old man who had to finally move into a rest home after the death of his wife. The family was worried about how he would react. After waiting in the nursing home lobby, finally his room was ready. As he went to the elevator, someone described his room to him.
“I love it,” he said.
“But you haven’t seen it yet,” the nurse replied.
“It doesn’t matter,” he responded. “I’ve decided to be happy ahead of time.”
Deciding to be happy ahead of time seems simplistic. Most transformational decisions are.
Simple, and profound.
Today, whatever happens, decide to be happy in advance. Tell me below in the comments how this changes things for you. I’d love to hear.