What Makes You Happy? #MizMeliz

Posted on January 29th, 2013 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz

What Makes You Happy?

Do you wonder about your life’s purpose? How do you become happy? How do you find inner peace?

For me, I have found that no matter what my focus is (let’s face it, being a mom, a wife, an employee, and so much more – I don’t always focus on or think about my life’s purpose) I am happiest when I am being creative. I love to make things and I love being productive. I will be the first to admit it – sometimes, I love being lazy! But, I usually have a few projects in the works.

Blogging has been particularly satisfying for me and has allowed me to be my best self whenever I feel like it. I have met amazing people and made some wonderful friends. I can express myself openly and honestly. I truly have found my voice! Through blogging (writing and posting information online) I have been able to explore and pursue all of my interests. I also have the opportunity at my fingertips to share what I experience and learn with others. That is the best part! What is the point of being passionate about something without sharing it with the world?

One way that I have been able express my creativity is by writing and sharing my poetry. I have posted some of my favorites on my blog, and I have even read my poetry at various open mic nights. My poem, Rain, which I read when I participated in the Velvet Guerilla Cabaret at the UnUrban Coffee House in Santa Monica last August is on my You Tube Channel.

This week I will be reading another of my original poems at a spoken word performance in Hollywood. The event is called Urban Desert Cabaret. It is a variety of artists who are brought together on a regular basis by Songwriter/musician Joe City Garcia. (Joe happens to be my cousin. That’s the reason I have this chance.) Most of the performers are professionals. Joe is passionate about this show and works hard to bring together a cohesive program that everyone will enjoy (its not an open mic night! I’m getting nervous!) But honestly, I have a sound heart as I prepare for my performance and I am completely open to the experience.

I put a lot of energy over the years into finding my life’s purpose and living to my life’s full potential. I know that having a joyful heart is what brings happiness to my life and the lives of those I touch. I love the confident feeling I have when I can express myself openly and my creativity shines through! It’s that creative force that brings joy, happiness and peace to my heart. This is what makes life worth living, this is what brings purpose and meaning to my life.

Photo Copyright Melissa Reyes 2012 http://mizmeliz.com

Miz Meliz on the Beach on a Cold Day

What makes your heart leap with joy? What makes you happy?

Years ago, I learned many of the principles that I continue to apply to my life now while watching The Oprah Winfrey Show. That is where I first encountered Gary Zukav. You can learn to find meaning in your life and start living it with the help of Gary Zukav by following his steps, he says:

“Discover your soul and its path.

Align your personality with your soul. Until that happens, you won’t be able to give the gifts you were meant to.

Remind yourself daily of the following:

• You are a soul first and a personality second.
• You are worthy. You are not on this Earth by accident. You have a reason to be here. There’s a difference between accepting that in your mind and accepting in your heart.
• It’s not an “it” that you’re looking for—it’s your life that you’re living.
• You are here to create an authentically empowered life. There is no guarantee you will do it. It’s up to you.”

Learn more and meet Gary Zukav: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Finding-Meaning-and-Purpose-in-Your-Life#ixzz2DXs40F6c

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8 responses to “What Makes You Happy? #MizMeliz”

  1. rachid says:

    To be healthy , to be with my closer friends, making other people happy,……thank you for this great post

  2. Marc Zazeela says:

    Melissa,

    Wake in the morning. Sun has risen. Take a deep breath. Taste the air around you. Stand up. Feel the ground beneath your feet. Look out the window. See the world waking with you.

    That makes me very happy. Happy that I am here for this experience each and every day.

    Cheers,
    Marc

    • MizMeliz says:

      That is lovely! Thank you for sharing that with me! Often I think I am grateful just to be alive. Yet, add love and compassion and then I am full of life!

  3. Kayla Curry says:

    My two boys, my husband, my writing, my career, accomplishing goals, making other people happy, and helping other people accomplish their goals.

  4. Ann says:

    I need to concentrate more to find that joy in my life right now. There’s so much going on that I’ve been buried (and am burying my head in the sand too); and I feel like I miss it.
    Every once in a while though, I do come up for air and something seems to just hit me right between the eyes —joy—beauty—smile—
    It’s then I realize that I need to get out of my head more often!

  5. Ben RossBen says:

    I’ve discovered that what makes me happiest is when I am working towards something, whether that be creativity as you mention or just working on a project and getting absorbed in it.

    As well as when i’m doing something that is fun, laughing and enjoying myself, such as being around friends, watching or listening to something funny.

    Just got to balance both of them.

    -Ben

  6. mburton0214 says:

    Following through on an intention makes me happy. I’ve been rehabbing from an injury and I’m hoping to finally run a half marathon this year (I’ve had to pull out of 3 in the past 3 years due to the same injury). I like finishing, it makes me happy.

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