There have been some trying times in my life lately. A lot of changes have occurred and things around here are getting complicated. If ever I needed the Serenity prayer, now is the time. I realize that I cannot change others deep down but it is hard when you love someone so much, you just want to make them better. However, from experience, I know that people don’t change with someone else’s help. They change by making a change in their life, their attitude, their habits, their actions, and their words. I have no control over these attributes of another human being. Instead, I need to focus on me and what it is that I need to be doing. I tend to want to “fix” other people’s problems for them. This is self-destructive to me and them. It serves no purpose. Therefore, from here on out, I will attempt to remember this prayer as I go about the next few weeks which are only going to complicate life further. As I have stated, I am a work in progress and as long as I make progress each day, if even a little bit, then I conclude that my goals are being achieved. And, that, my friends is what life is all about.
I am here to continue to pursue happiness. In order to do so, I must learn to love myself first. I am a work in progress and learning to love myself has taken time, self-reflection, and patience. These are things I did not have the time or patience for until recently. I must accomplish these three actions in order to truly grow and become a better person, one that is always growing, always learning, and always practicing patience. Making important decisions about all of these topics (self-reflection, time, patience, growth, and betterment of oneself) is the first step in pursuing happiness by loving yourself. Where will you start on your journey to pursue happiness? I would love to have your comments listed below; I am sure the results would be very interesting, different and most important, thought provoking. Won’t you join the conversation?
This is one of the reasons that I chose Monday’s to include The Road To Me. It is insights like this that we should wake up every single day and practice. Not only on Mondays but every day. This picture brings out the will to tackle whatever I am going to face today. It gives me strength that I did not know I have. Becoming a beginner every single day enables us to open our minds, hearts, and souls to allow what may happen effect us negatively or positively. Being a beginner every day will allow you to tap into your creative side and work harder if you truly believe this saying to be true. Do you believe? What are you going to become a beginner in on this fine Monday morning?
I have decided to make Monday “The Road To Me” day. I will post a picture from the Road To Me and discuss how it relates to me, a family member, a friend, or myself. This first picture used to relate to me. I held onto a lot of anger from my marriage of 17 years. It is hard not to hold on to anger when you feel the rest of the world is against you. After a bit of time, I realized that by holding onto that anger, I was only giving him the power he used to have on me all over again. It took some time, don’t get me wrong, but I can say today that I no longer hold onto that anger because it is true; I was the one getting burned.