Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.
christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”
Everyday, think as you wake up:
Today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.
I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.
I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others, I am going to benefit others as much as I can.