We are all given this gift of life. I say, own it, and make it awesome.
There are a lot of people out there complaining about what life dished out to them. The reality is, that every person is touched by a struggle, sometimes multiple struggles. Understandably, these tough times can bring a person down. But to live your life miserable because you’ve been knocked down doesn’t make sense. Who wants to hit 70 and say they’ve lived 55 years of misery?
When I hit my low point, I was hurt and really angry. I threw blame around a fair bit. It didn’t get me anywhere. It didn’t help me edge closer to elusive happiness.
At some point I had to take my life by the reins and drive it. I had to own it. I read books on happiness. I did self affirmations every day “my life is awesome” was my mantra… Believe me, I felt ridiculous looking in the mirror saying “my life is awesome” over and over. The father of my children was “happily” involved with someone new (already?!?), while I was doing internal battle trying to cope with the separation and parenting my newborn and 18 month old alone. I remember going through this mantra when all three of us were sick and the kids were vomiting everywhere. Let’s just say I thought it was hopelessly ridiculous.
Eventually the combination of daily gratitude journal entries, affirmations, writing my pain out, and reading books on happiness, spirituality, and the law of attraction began to pay off. One day I woke up and my life had finally become awesome (PS it wasn’t overnight. It took a solid year to achieve real happiness, happiness not based on another human being).
Living happy is a wonderful experience. I can wake up and feel grateful for the life of have. I truly believe gratitude for your life is important. I regularly say, love life and it’ll love you back. The happier I have become, the easier it is to attain dreams which were previously impossible. So perhaps part of the plan to achieve the impossible dream, should be happiness.
What things do you do to keep happy?
Get going, own your life and make it awesome!
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