|Is this really the secret to happiness? A Happiness Review|
This quote from the Netflix movie "Full Count" has been on my mind since viewing it five days ago:
"The secret to happiness is to be content, no matter your situation"
The Movie, Full Count, Caught Me Off Guard
The Netflix description, and preview, seemed to indicate that Full Count is your typical baseball hard life story. However, I was shocked by the direction the film takes.
The movie takes a spiritual turn.
If you like films where it seems a happy ending is impossible, but with divine intervention, there it is, you'll enjoy this movie.
Could the Above Quote About the Secret to Happiness be Offensive to Some People?
After hearing the above quote narrated in the movie, my first thought was about those who rarely feel happy through no fault of their own or for medical reasons.
Don't get me wrong; the quote personally fits the core of my beliefs; however, my happy state of mind has been tested this past year.
Medical issues aside, I feel happiness will always be a personal choice. No matter the circumstances in this crazy life, I maintain that much-needed center and inner calm. I treat mental and spiritual training as a daily exercise with practice, practice, practice.
Some days are a success at maintaining calm, and others not-so-much ... I just keep plugging away. I won't go through the laundry list of things recently faced, as I'm sure you've had your own life issues to conquer.
Do You Personally Agree With the Above Quote?
Can you relate to this quote? Have you been able to be the captain of your life's ship?
For me, yes, after a great deal of thought, I do agree with the above quote.
During the pits of hell, I've been able to keep a hold of the light, sometimes barely. It's never easy. Here's an example of a personal nightmare I faced over a decade ago. I wouldn't wish this on anyone!
Even through this less-than-perfect life, I've been able to maintain inner calm and thus some happiness.
"Sometimes God calms the storm, and other times God calms the child who is in the storm"
I live by that quote about the storm.
Here's another quote from the movie Full Count. What do you think about it?
"Life isn't going to make you happy, but happiness is going to make your life"
Yes, I believe.
After multiple decades, the biggest life lesson I've so far learned is that our inner self, our soul, cannot be owned by anyone. It's the one thing that is truly ours.
No matter what happens in this physical existence, in the end, our thoughts are something we can work to control; and for those who believe, guided by a higher power. For me, Free Will means protecting my soul, so I do.
Here's a video about love and light that I created one afternoon while visiting my amazing mother. She passed away three months ago. Knowing she was in her chair while I wrote this brings me unexpected added peace. I hope you enjoy viewing it, as much as I enjoyed writing it.
If you need a little more inspiration, I've authored a personal book of poetry based on fifty years of life experiences. You can find the book "We Will Have Morning Smiles" on Amazon.
May you know happiness, in some form, daily. Blessings.
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