The only thing making you unhappy are your own thoughts. Change them.
When it rains, it pours...but soon, the sun shines again. Stay positive.
I see lots of posts and pass-alongs like these on Facebook: memes claiming that all our problems are in our heads and that we have the ability to change our circumstances by changing our thoughts.
Most of the time we judge ourselves; we like to act as dependants. We try to rely on someone else to seek our happiness.You are your own survivor. You don't have to depend on anyone else. Think about the beautiful flowers around us, they don't care what the world says, their colour will be the same, their fragrance will be the same. They are independent.! There are simple circumstances we don't see. They prove how much we can rely on ourselves to survive.! Read this list and decide for yourself....more
Everyone needs a bit of a pick me up from time to time. Even on the days when the sun shines the brightest, a little bit of something “special” may be just the thing to instantly put a smile on your face....more
Sometimes the lack of a positive frame of mind can really skew one’s view of the world. Choosing to see and remember the positive things can be difficult for some of us. I am one of those people, and today’s writing prompt, “Tell us about one time that you benefitted from the kindness of strangers”, really got me thinking about it....more
Between work and life issues that never seem to stop, sometimes the walls seem to press in on me. And Justin and I have been juggling so much for the past year with new jobs, preparing to sell two houses, his new degree and professional certification, my health issues and more. Thankfully we are very committed to our relationship so that’s been a priority for us and we’re feeling strong....more
Even on bleak days, there are certain facts that I stand on. I am alive, healthy, not living on the street but in a large old, quirky house, with acres of gardens, trees and meadows. I am still married after almost 35 years with 9 healthy, successful adult kids and 5 grandkids. I am loved by my family and God, even if I drive them crazy with my eccentricity. I have a computer, two hands with all my fingers to type...more
Like many cities, Washington D.C. is a place where one’s job title can define his or her success. In the digital age, we all still carry business cards with our titles. Romantic meet-ups begin with “So, where do you work?” As a single woman, it’s easy to become bogged down in the stress of living up to the expectation of a successful career in lieu of a significant other and children. This stress was magnified when I found myself unemployed in a city that puts so much value on what you do and not who you are. ...more
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