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I was working with a client the other day, and she told me a story about a dinner, she attended with a customer of hers.

In the middle of this dinner, he stops, and asks everyone to tell the table about “THE CHANGE in their life THAT MADE THEM THE HAPPIEST”? An interesting question to say the least. Later, on my way to the office, I was thinking about that question, and I wondered which of the many changes that I've experienced have brought me the most happiness.

I went through the standard, safe, but cheesy answers, i.e., the birth of my children, graduating college, etc.

Then I ran through the list of things that, ultimately, made me happy... later. You know those; getting fired from a crappy job that I didn’t really want, getting divorced, having to move my office because my landlord wanted my office for more space for his business, etc. Then I began to think about the little things that do make me happy.

Here’s the short list:

  • snowflakes
  • listening to “Ode de Joy” while watching a sunrise
  • doing a kick-butt yoga practice where I’m so tired all I can do is smile and drink water
  • having my 11-year-old suddenly come up and hug me tight, while not noticing she is blocking my airway
  • sleeping until I wake up on Sunday morning
  • feeling loved
  • watching a bird float effortlessly on the thermals in the air
  • watching a fire that I built

If I had to pick one change that made me the happiest, I would say that was the day that I noticed I was grateful. I wasn’t always grateful nor gracious or polite nor many other things, and one day it changed.

I noticed that I live in a beautiful world surrounded by lots of people who were doing their very best to do what they do. I’m not saying that people or groups can’t be petty or poopy, they can. But for me, I choose to notice the things that they do when no one is watching like tie their child or aging parent’s shoe, pick up litter, mow their yard, smile and the list goes on.

What change, in your life, made you the happiest?
Take a few moments today and really think about this question. I think that you will find there are many moments in your life, which although simple, made the great impact on who are now, and who you are becoming because of that change.

 

lean mh tb

Best Regards,
Michael
Consulting Hypnotist, Speaker, Author, Certified Hypnosis Trainer

(phone) 214-702-3774|
(email) drm@drmichaelharris.com

The Average Success Rate for... 
Psychoanalysis was 38% after 600 sessions. 
Behavior Therapy was 72% after 22 sessions. 
Hypnotherapy was 93% after only 6 sessions! - Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. (c) 1970

What people are saying...

"Michael works with intelligence and compassion.
His commitment to excellence and his talent are nothing short of inspirational.
It is always a privilege to work with him."

Laurie Nadel, Ph.D.
Reiki Master, www.Reiki4PetsUSA.com

I just want to say thank you for helping me get through my fears and anxiety! 
I still can't believe that in such a short amount of time you have been able to do what no doctor has been able to do in the past. I have passed the word on to my anxiety disorder support group. God bless!!!

Rachelle Mendez - Grand Rapids, MI

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I believe BEACH

What you look for... you see...

I've all but stopped watching the news; it's pretty much the same story every day. 
I've even created my own "version" of the news, I've entitled it, "somebody died, somebody lied, and somebody is going to jail"... yes, it's pretty cynical but with just the right touch of humor.

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Miracles Happen Every Day

BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN... something wonderful happens. It won't make the news, not many people will care, but I thought I'd just put this out there and see what happens.

And I'd like to add that if you look for greatness, kindness and the strength of humanity in people and yourself... you will find it.

backstory
Here's the backstory.

A friend of mine is working a second job at local specialty grocery store. She told me about a co-worker who I think needs to be recognized. This young woman, in her early 20's, she works 2-3 part-time jobs and even babysits in her spare time. Not that unusual, right? Keep reading.

Her "go-to" college choice was Texas Tech University, and in her senior year of high school, her father had a stroke. So... instead of whining, crying and begging for help... she went to work. And while she was working, she was also going to community college. So now she is ready to begin her studies at UTD (University of Texas Dallas).

I may never meet this person. But I wanted to send out a little energy to her with this blog and say "well done"!!!

There is a lot of conversation that our world is pretty much doomed, people suck and so on, but I refuse to bend to that logic or mindset. I think instead that people get tired, or sick, and sometimes they get beaten down by the hardships that they could not have prepared for; this is just the time when they need someone to wander by and say "YOU'VE GOT THIS" or keep going. I do think that every, now and then you need to offer help and I also think that sometimes you have to ask for help.

 I have your back
I have your back

So for those of you who are:
Working your tail off with no end in sight
Overwhelmed by life and love
Having difficulty making your dreams come true
Remember you are not alone; 
I have your back, and I believe in you.

lean mh tb

Best Regards,
Michael
Consulting Hypnotist, Speaker, Author, Certified Hypnosis Trainer

(phone) 214-702-3774|
(email) drm@drmichaelharris.com

The Average Success Rate for... 
Psychoanalysis was 38% after 600 sessions. 
Behavior Therapy was 72% after 22 sessions. 
Hypnotherapy was 93% after only 6 sessions! - Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. (c) 1970

What people are saying...

"Michael works with intelligence and compassion.
His commitment to excellence and his talent are nothing short of inspirational.
It is always a privilege to work with him."

Laurie Nadel, Ph.D.
Reiki Master, www.Reiki4PetsUSA.com

I just want to say thank you for helping me get through my fears and anxiety! 
I still can't believe that in such a short amount of time you have been able to do what no doctor has been able to do in the past. I have passed the word on to my anxiety disorder support group. God bless!!!

Rachelle Mendez - Grand Rapids, MI

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