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Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us. — Emery Allen

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Happiness is hard

I’m halfway through the day and have already failed at trying to be happy.  Of course, I’m trying to work from home with the demands of work screaming at me, 3 little kids in the background constantly wanting something and then my own thoughts and feelins filling my head with tension and anxiety and stress.  I’m finding it very hard to smile and say “I will be happy”.  All my energy is spent on everything around me. 

Somehow I need to figure out how to overcome this and learn how to be happy from within and not let these outside forces consume me. I deserve it and in turn my children and family will also reap the rewards.

Today I choose to be Happy

I need to be a happiness seeker.  Negativity is so cemented in my brain and so natural, being happy takes a lot of work, a lot of mindful w0rk.  Today I vow to say and think “I am happy” as many times as possible and smile every time I say it.  Believe me, the last thing I feel like doing is smiling but doing so won’t make me feel any worse than I do right now so….I have nothing to do lose “I am happy…smile”  ” I am happy…smile”  “I am happy…smile”.

From within

From within