Some pursue happiness, others create it. ~ Author Unknown
There was a period of time in my life when I was very unhappy. My marriage was strained. I sought control and perfection. Stress brought about health problems. I thought stuff would fill the aching emptiness in my soul. But it never did...
It wasn't until I accepted the reality of my situation that my life began to change. It wasn't instantaneous, but I began to slow down and really think about where my life was headed. I had to be still, go within, and re-evaluate everything in my life.
I realized I had to let go. It wasn't easy. Change rarely is. Slowly, but surely my life began to change. My outlook on life changed. I began to change.
I held my breath expecting failure, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Sometimes there were setbacks, but I persisted in moving forward. My marriage improved. I started to laugh again, and sing, and create. I spent time out in nature thinking and journaling. I started to count my blessings. I began to pray again.
My days are now filled with a greater sense of peace and contentment. I choose to look at life through rose-colored glasses. I make the best decisions I can at the time and trust that things will work out for my good. Life is not perfect, but the good far outweighs the bad.
I learned the secret to happiness. The power was within me all along. I had to create my own happiness...