"Can you make the metaphorical jump from glistening with beads of sweat to being one who glistens with happiness? Can the chemistry of your mind produce the feeling of being so warm with peace, contentment and love that you can't help but exude the joyful feeling of radiating gleeful happiness? What is your formula for this to occur in your mind? What brings you to the point of expressing so much happiness?"(Quote from Science of Mind)
Isn't "glistening" such a fabulous almost tangible word? Whatever noun follows it, sweat, dewdrops, ocean waves, you can see its sparkle in your mind. The sparkles dance and reflect light back to you and it catches your eye again.
Emma Curtis Hopkins, in speaking about believing in Spirit or something greater, wrote "Happiness will bubble over and glisten from you".
Ohhh, who wouldn't want their happiness to be tangible?! So strong I can see it, feel, it, hear it, breathe it? So tangible its infectious nature clings to all who cross my path....they venture off on their separate way now glistening with happiness and spreading it forward.
I was emailed an interesting sentence yesterday. It read, "Assume good intentions."
I kept going back to this thought in my head because this one thought is a happiness spreader! Think about it...if I assume the guy who cut me off with his car meant to look in his blind spot then I assume his intentions were good and I stay calm. If I translate my family's "There's no food in the house" with good intent, the comment no longer means thanks a lot, mom, you didn't go to the grocery store; it now, with innocent intent, means do you have suggestions for a snack? When I hear "Someone hasn't picked up after the dog", the assumption of good intention switches the meaning from blame to maybe the speaker has nicknamed his or herself "Someone"! Either way, I stay calm and that is a precursor to my glistening happiness, right?
Emma Curtis Hopkins even has a way of making our unhappy times sound better. She writes, "The soft flakes of healing are falling all around you all the time, even on your shadow.'"
Your Mantra(s): I glisten with happiness. I assume good intent.
We all have the inherent right to be HAPPY. Our natural state is HAPPINESS. CHOOSE IT!!!
I like this last quote by Hafiz of Persia: "Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you."
For heaven's sake, turn around!