The Real Key To True Happiness

I hope you don’t spend any time today feeling bad about yourself if you haven’t booked a job lately.

It’s easy to go down that rabbit hole, isn’t it? Just scroll Instagram for 5 minutes, see someone’s “Booked It!” post and instantly decide that you’re somehow “not enough.”

So, what to do instead?

Set your intention to pause more, without distraction from devices.

I’ve been listening to birds sing in my backyard, marveling at the freckles on my children’s faces and enjoying mindful moments where I deeply and sincerely appreciate my life.

And it seems the more I do this, the happier I become and the more unexpected wonderful surprises start to show up. (In the form of auditions, helpful people + other exciting opportunities).

So, just for today, give yourself the gift of a mindful moment. How?

Put the phone down.
Go outside.
Take in the beauty of nature.
Love yourself, right where you are.
Just for today, let go of needing anything to be different.

Let go of striving and pushing to change where you are. Settle in for a moment, (Even when you’re just doing the dishes)
Look around your glorious life + marvel at all you have created.

There will always be “better, shinier and newer.”
There will always be “more to do, more to be, and more to have.”

But it is in the pausing, the marveling and the appreciation of where you are right now, that will move you much more easily towards where you want to go.

Because when you don’t need to get somewhere, or become someone to make yourself feel worthy, when you don’t need external success or achievement to define your value, then you, my friend, will have found what everyone else is frenetically “doing it all” to prove.

A feeling of total inner peace.
A feeling of pure self-acceptance.
A feeling of total love for who you are….right where you are.

You will have found the real key to true happiness, because these hidden gems are actually found in the pause, in the breath, in the mindful moment you take today to just connect to your true self.

The part of you that loves, unconditionally.
The part of you that already knows that you are enough.
The part of you that already knows that you don’t need to prove a thing…to anyone.

So while everyone else is looking for constant external validation, (and coming up empty, because it doesn’t last and it has to come from within), you can go forward + do only what is calling you, from deep inside your soul, for the pure joy of it.

And very soon, you will come to realize that the mindful moments are the key to your happiness.
And you can access them anytime.

So, just for today, go ahead and pause, without distraction.

And then, see how long you can be in total acceptance and admiration of where you are and who you are.

Make this a daily practice, and watch what shifts.

Leave a comment below + let me know what you’re adoring about your life today.

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Here’s to letting go of needing anything to be different for you to love yourself fully.

What a glorious place to live. I’ll meet you there.

Love + Gratitude,


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9 thoughts on “The Real Key To True Happiness”

    1. You’re very welcome! I’m so glad to hear that you found inspiration in my work. Keep shining and pursuing your dreams!

    2. The most wonderful thing I experienced today was discovering a plethora of monarch caterpillars devouring the milkweed plant I had planted for them. It will be fabulous when they emerge from their chrysalises as butterflies! Their antennae were so cute as they were chomping away and I felt as if I were watching “The Hungry Caterpillar”.

  1. wow, this is exactly what I needed to hear today. so so so powerful. I had a really terrible spiral of a day yesterday and I feel like this – this message in this whole blog post – is what the universe or my soul was trying to teach me and wake me up to

  2. Wendy
    Than. Thanks so much for the beautiful reminder as I know everything always works out for me
    I am praying on my balcony at our shire condo and Greatly Appreciating the Amazing Ocean and Beautiful sky that is so close. I can touch it! The amazing beauty of my wife Maria’s face as she relaxes and enjoys this GOD GIVEN Beauty that no man can make
    Enjoying from within and have a Rampage of Appreciation as Jerry and Esther Hicks promotes in “Ask and It Is Given”
    GOD bless you and your Family
    I will put things down and love life today

  3. Thank you for sharing this Wendy, and am very sorry for your loss. It’s wonderful that you can be present to all you are feeling and have her life serve as a reminder to you and all of us, really, to enjoy all we have now and to remember that we are indeed loved, with nothing to prove, if we only allow it to be.

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