Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Being Happy With Yourself

I haven't posted here in almost two years.. Been sorta busy I guess.. It's certainly not because I don't have anything to talk about. There has been many changes in my life, some good, some bad. Learning to deal with these and continuing to grow is the hard part.. The hardest thing in life is to redefine who you are. We take on many roles throughout our lives – each of which are not possible without others being a part of our lives.. You can't be a mother without a child, a teacher without students, etc.. Sometimes you have to redefine yourself without losing site of who you are.. You are the only one who can truly make YOU happy. Being in a bad place in your life, being unhappy with everything about it can be a miserable thing. Sometimes you have to learn to be happy. There is no way to account for the tremendous change that happens when you learn to accept who you are and that you are perfect just as you are. Loving yourself allows others to love you. When you stop criticizing yourself, you are happier and you are a better person to be around. Learning to appreciate what you have instead of what you don't have will open up the road. Sounds easy enough, huh? Sometimes this is hard for me, sometimes I forget to be thankful for the little things.. Sometimes the green-eyes monster takes over me and feeds off my insecurities. I am a work in progress that is for sure. I am learning to be happy. ‘Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.’ ~Lao Tzu