This is a universal symbol for happiness, it’s creator and the story behind it.
In late 1963, graphic designer Harvey Ball drew a crude freehand smile, then added a pair of eyes to make a more complete image.
Ball created his design for the State Mutual Life Assurance Company of America. The insurance company wanted to help assuage low employee morale after some difficult mergers and reorganizations, and asked Ball to create a simle smile design they could use for buttons. So Ball made the smiley face, and the insurance company printed a conservative 100. The happy yellow buttons proved so popular, State Mutual Life Insurance started ordering them in lots of 10,000. Ball had nothing to do with the design after his ten minute sketch.
In 2017 I plan on taking a good look at my life and what makes me happy. I now realize that happiness is the most rewarding of all virtues. The only thing that rivals man quest for happiness is his desire to experience love. Everything we do is aligned with love and happiness.
I welcome you to join me on my journey to a greater understanding of what it means to be happy and how is happiness achieved.
I also welcome each and everyone of you told chime in and share your secrets to being happy in life.
Why do we do things that don’t work?
Why do we do things that hurt ourselves?
Why do we inhale poisons into our lungs?
Why do we eat poisonous foods everyday?
Why do we drink poisons for sport?
Why are we poisoning the earth?
Why do we hide the truth?
These just a few of the questions that I ask myself on a regular basis. There are so many aspects of our civilized society that just don’t make sense and don’t work.
This is apparent in the federal, state, and local governments. It is also the case on a personal level. Most of us do things regularly that don’t work.
We do things that don’t move our lives forward, instead we do things that hold us back or slow us down.
I want to know why and how has this become the norm. Why is it that we find the best thing to do the hardest thing to do? We have so many of us chosen to live our lives from our lowest levels of awareness and consciousness?
Why is it that we have such a hard time loving others?
The answer is simple, so simple that you might not believe it.
There is one thing at the root of all troubles and issues, lack of love, Mostly lack of self-love.
No love is sustainable without self-love.
Self-love is the foundation for loving others and the world.
When you love yourself, you won’t do things to hurt yourself.
We love the things we love and we hurt the things that scare us.
Here are a few tips to make your life work better
1.Take some time to really love yourself. Start by being grateful for every little thing in your life, including the things you don’t like.
2.Stop judging and assessing yourself and others, Judgment destroys love. There is no right or wrong, there just is. Judgment deems it right or wrong.
3.Trust yourself and trust others. The world isn’t a scary place. Be open to life.
4.Desire love and happiness for everyone else. When you actually put forth effort to generate love and happiness for others, than you will experience it.
Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all. When you can love yourself, you can love others. When you are loving others, others will love you. When you’re surrounded by love inside and out, you won’t do things that don’t work.
So you should go and love yourself?
Tired of getting beat up by love?
Then let it go. Consider it a Love TKO.
Those are the words of Teddy Pendergrass. No truer words were ever spoken about relationships gone bad. “Let it Go”. Take the ass whopping and keep it moving. Don’t hang around and keep taking the beatings. If you do, then maybe your more broken the person committing the abuse.
No one would attempt to drive a car with three flat tires, because they know that such a car wouldn’t go anywhere. Yet many people try to drive a relationship that has three, something four flat tires.
A relationship that is totally broken down and going nowhere. When all the air and all of the love has been let out of the relationship, it will be flat lined, dead,then its time to scrap it.
There are some cases that might be worth saving and other that should be exited with the speed of a gazelle running for it’s life. Love isn’t supposed to be painful. People don’t have to hurt each other in the name of love, that is a choice that is consciously made.
Considering that there are so many ways to love someone in moments of stress and strife, resorting to abuse is the cowardly way. Abuse of any form is the lowest form of communication, it’ barbaric and in humane. Physical abuse is the worst of all.
If your being knocked out by love, that isn’t love, that’s something else and you are calling it love. Love don’t love nobody and love don’t hurt nobody.
Don’t blame love for your bad judgement.