~~The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.~~ C.G. Jung
I am happy. Most of the time, 7 days a week, at least 12 hours a day. No, I'm not rich. Don't even really like money. I'm not gorgeous. I'm not extremely talented although I do love being creative.
I'm happy because I choose to be. That's all. I decided to move out of the "victim" mentality.....no more "poor me". No more "why me?" No more "I can't believe this is happening to me!!"
Instead, I simply change my thinking to "why not me?" and "I can handle this" and "It'll be ok in the end."
It's all about choices, you know. You can see things through the light of happy or you can see things...barely...through the haze of darkness. You can feel positive or you can wallow in negative. You can create a balance of both....the choices are endless!!
I am enjoying being who I truly am. A positive thinker, solution oriented, bubble blowing, roller skating, dancing down aisle 8, grinning, happy person. Love me or hate me, I'm still gonna shine :) (I read that somewhere!)
Being positive got me through my quit with a minimum of fuss. The hard part is totally done....but I will forever be aware that my addiction is just a puff away. I honor my quit, honor myself, and am soooo very grateful for my smoke free life! It is a privilege to become who I truly am.....and I am very blessed.
So, whether you are a negative nelly or a pollyanna in disguise.....celebrate you!! Enjoy who you are and never apologize to anyone for being you!! You are a treasure...a gift to this world...and those who love you will appreciate who you are.
ps-I did not have a really good day today. But a bad day does not mean a bad life and I am home with my boy and my jammies so I feel better already :)
May each of you treasure yourselves for who you really are!! I do!