It’s September 30, 2018, 3 more months of 2018 and it comes to an end and I want this year to go away. But for the next few months I will look at life a different way.
“Your outlook on life is a direct reflection on how much you like yourself.” ~Lululemon
That quote says it all. I don’t like myself. I am sure you are questioning this and how could I not like myself. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE me, but I don’t LIKE me.
So, beginning October 1, 2018, my life will be about me and no one else. Not my husband, not my kids, not my family, and not my job. This isn’t a bad thing and don’t think that I am bitter because I am not. I merely trying to understand my purpose in this universe and why you are all in it. I can’t be everything to everyone, I can only be everything to me. But what I need to find is me and to like myself for others.
I am giving myself 5 ways to see my life and the world differently. I took these little serects from an article I read a few years and I always go back to it.
1. Happiness is often a choice, so choose wisely. When life comes and sweeps you off your feet, you have the choice to remain on the ground where people will coddle you or get up so people will be inspired by you. It’s not easy, but change never is.
2. Complaining makes us complacent. It might make you feel better, but it’ll do so at the cost of doing something to change the situation.
3. Social media is a community, not a one-man showcase of your life. It’s funny, but the less we go to social media to validate and prove ourselves, the better the space becomes for everyone on it.
4. There is grace in being where you are. Though it may not feel like it, there is some hidden blessing in what you’re doing. You just have to go digging for it.
5. Latch onto hope anywhere you can find it. Be ready to embrace something outside yourself, because when life comes crashing down on you like a tsunami, you’ll need something to bring you back to the surface. For you, this might mean going to church or trusting in the love and comfort of family.
In the end, C.S. Lewis said it best, “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.”