Perfecting the Art of Practicing Happiness

August 18, 2009

My New Mission

Filed under: Uncategorized — jaimekosinski98 @ 1:33 am

I never considered myself a missionary — or a healer.  But, at thirty-three years old I find myself wanting to be one. 

There was a girl I knew in high school.  Her name was Disa Kelley.  Besides being drop dead gorgeous she was practically perfect in every way.  She was nice.  She was kind.  She never entered the room without a smile or without something POSITIVE to say.  And, the fact is, she was sincere about all of it.  (I used to think how annoying are THOSE people?!)  My late mother once said that Disa was a breath of fresh air and more people should be like her.  I always wanted to be as happy as Disa and I always wondered, just how did she do it?  EVERYDAY.

That was high school.  Fifteen years ago now.  I sometimes wonder is Disa still that happy?  And, I am still wondering… What would it take for me to be happy EVERYDAY?

Since moving to Chicago three years ago I have attempted much soul searching… (and consumed a lot of wine and Ben and Jerry’s)…but somewhere in the process I realized that being happy isn’t something that you are born with.  In fact, happiness is something that you must practice.  So, I’ve started this blog in an effort to practice being happy ~ EVERYDAY.  I believe that you become what you practice and through writing about my experiences and observations of always looking at the glass half-full, I have no doubt that in the end I will find that balance I have always wanted and it is my hope that I will inspire others to do so along the way. 

Okay!  So if you are interested in following the journey or joining in yourself bookmark this link!  And here we begin the mission to Perfecting the Art of Practicing Happiness.


BTW — I am writing freely, so please excuse any grammatical or spelling errors in these entries.

Until Tomorrow… 🙂


1 Comment »

  1. I like it! It is all about practice…at first after quickly reading it, I misunderstood the use of the word “perfecting”….always a very difficult –rather impossible—task. But on second reading, “perfect practice” is very human and forgiving…a friend of mine always says, “being happy is a choice” and really an inner state of mind…things in life happen, we can’t control so much of it, but we can make choices about how we think about stuff, and how we treat others.
    Thanks Jaim..keep at it. Your blog will serve as a daily reminder to me — No moping!!!!

    Comment by Cindy — August 18, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

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