I’ve watched the reverse happen. I’m a pretty intense person. When I decide I want something, I focus on it clearly. I know exactly how I want it to happen. While that is sometimes a strength, it is also a great weakness – because if things don’t work out the way I want them to, I’m not very happy. Like if the reality of the weekend doesn’t match the fabulous plans I had made earlier in the week, I’m not very much fun to be around. Yes, you read that right. Even The Happy Gal is sometimes not very happy! And since I don’t like not being happy, I have looked at what contributes to that. Again, see the quote above. I’m unhappy when I get too attached to the way I think things need to be.
So if you want to be happy, it’s a good idea to accept the fact that often the very thing we are desiring doesn’t always show up gift-wrapped in the paper we were expecting. But to reject the gift altogether just doesn’t make any sense. I think things like joy and gratitude and peace are all around us…if we have the eyes to see them.
Hoping you are looking for good in unexpected ways today!
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