There are many things in this old world that we can't get away from. BUT there are so many things that we have a choice in and on.
The biggest choice we have - is choosing JOY and HAPPINESS!
I am sure there are many who say "it isn't that easy". It kind of is. No matter what our circumstances are - we have the right to choose how we RESPOND!!!!!
I got a HUGE wake-up call in 2019. I could have stayed down and out. I could have stayed bitter and angry. I could have stayed miserable. After a while I realized that those things did not help me in any way and they sure didn't represent the memory of my beloved. He always said if something happened - go forward and do all you can to be happy and do good for others. I am trying.
It doesn't mean you aren't lonely, it doesn't mean you don't get sad, it doesn't mean you don't miss someone - it means you are showing respect for the life they lived and the one you are living.
Today so many things bring people down. Health, politics, social media, news, joblessness, prices, etc.. NOW is the time to change your outlook - don't let this year bring you down. Find joy where you can.
Live within your means
Turn things off
Try to prepare and stay ahead of the 'game'
Simplify everything about your life
Get rid of relationships that make you angry
Forgive - this is HUGE
Do what makes YOU happy
Quit trying to please everyone else
Find joy in the little things - you will soon be more aware
Work on inner peace - without that you can't expect to have peace anywhere else
Develop a relationship with nature
Create the world you want to see
I have decided to remove people from my world that I deem toxic and hateful. I don't need that negativity. You know them too - those people who just can't shut-up and let things go. They go out of their way to push buttons - it seems to be their mission. My life is worth more than to continue with this negativity.
You sometimes just outgrow people and that is OK. Change is often essential for your well being.
I have decided to simplify even more things in life.
I have decided to share more good to the world.
I have decided to count and not be oppressed and I am moving forward in baby steps - but moving forward.
Stand up for YOU and your beliefs. Don't compromise. You have a right to feel as you wish. You do and I do. We don't have to agree and we sure don't have to explain it to anyone!!!!!
Stop trying to please everyone. You and your home/family is your little world. Make it happy first. If EVERYONE worked on their little world and made it the best - the world would be a better place.
Slow down and simplify life. Seek out the simple life. Be more humble. Stop the hate. Spread more love and joy.
A smile, a kind word, a kind act can change the world for someone - maybe for just a moment - but moments make days. Be the change you want to see amongst the world. Lead by example.
You create your own HAPPINESS.
Wishing you all much joy and happiness.
Go GRAB the best of life - it is out there. And TOSS about a little joy while you are at it!