There, it’s out there. I’ve said it.
You know when people find out I write about happiness the first thing they always ask is, ‘but are you happy… do you really do what it says in your books?’ When I say, ‘yes’, they always look at me with an odd expression and say, ‘really?’
This puzzled me for a long time. I couldn’t understand why people were so surprised. I mean if I didn’t walk my talk, I’d be a fraud wouldn’t I?
And then I realised that when they looked at me, they weren’t seeing what they expected to see from someone who was openly making a declaration of happiness. I’m fit and healthy, but I’m not a perfect size eight. I live a very comfortable life, but there’s no squillion-dollar bank account, mega-mansion or Maserati in the drive. And while I might think my kids are perfect, they cry and scream and fuss just like everyone else’s.
And therein lies the cause of their confusion...
You see, most people are looking for happiness in all the wrong places. They think they’ll be happy when they’ve done this or got that; a promotion, a pay rise, a partner, a perfect figure, perfect kids, the perfect home. But true happiness is not a state of doing or having… it’s a state of being.
If you want to know more about how to be really happy; how to feel good about who you are and the life you live, then you’ve come to the right place.
I’m Domonique Bertolucci and I’m happy…
and if you hang out with me, I’ll show you how to be happy too.