"Happiness is not ready made, it comes from your own actions." Dalai Lama
Everyday we decide how we want to the day to go. Yep, it is your decision. There has been a lot written lately on the differences between joy and happiness. I am deeply fascinated by this. Basically depending on what you read-- happiness is external pleasure and joy is derived from some deep internal source. Joy for the win, kids! So how do you create more joy in your life? Well Tiny Buddha has some ideas. And so do I...
1) Say Yes! to life, to outings, to small little things throughout the day. And to big things too. What are you waiting for?
2) Rub some JOY over your heart. Seriously. This special blend of essential oils (bergamot, ylang ylang, geranium, lemon, coriander, tangerine, jasmine, Roman chamomile, palmarosa and rose) opens your heart. Put a few drops in your palm and rub it over your heart. Overcome deep seated grief and depression. Give it a try!
2) Laugh at yourself. As the Indigo Girls said, "It's only life after all."
I'm a southern gal with liberal politics who has worked my ass off and sacrificed a lot in order to be a working regional theatre actor. There are lots of working actors who are out here grinding without begin famous. And we consider that we have already MADE it. I really like to tell stories and solve the puzzle of the text. I LOVE untangling scripts and unlocking characters. I really give a damn about the planet and am an avid gardener. I love to get my hands dirty. I am completely fascinated by fellow journey(man) actors and how we survive and thrive. Ballin' on a budget, Baby. http://www.rachelburttram.com/