I can complain about situations, people, places and things. Bottom line is; it's my choice to follow my feelings down a slippery slope, or take charge of my thinking.
I will say, sometimes I just need to be mad or sad or feel sorry for myself, for a bit. Feel my feelings. Then change my mind. It may sound trite, but it really is a choice to be happy or not. Happiness doesn't come from outside events, it comes from a grateful heart.
If I'm not in a good place, it's up to me to move out of there. Do something different. Tonight I went out with a friend. A neighbor I've known for a long time, but just getting to know who she really is. We ate and listened to music and talked for a couple hours.
Just sitting out in the air and listening to another person's story, sharing yours, is powerful. We are, at the core, really the same. It was easy for me to see her strength, and also realize I have the strength to change my life.
I have come a long way, but there is so far to go, on this journey of life. I need to take my own advice and celebrate small victories, progress, not perfection. I've learned; wisdom is; knowing enough, to know, I know nothing.
Everyday is a new start, make the decision to be happy, be kind and be useful. Peace will follow, no matter what is going on around us. Fantasizing the freedom to experience peace in the midst of a storm.