Saturday, January 7, 2012
I was talking to a very dear friend last night. One of those few people in my life who just seem to "get it". My favorite book always comes up (The Four Agreements) and I had forgotten it was one of hers, too. Basically, it is as simple as this: 1) Be impeccable with your word, 2) Don't take anything personally, 3) Don't make assumptions, and 4) Always do your best. I read this book back in early spring, it was the catalyst to many other incredible books, all life-changing for me. I was trying to pinpoint the time when I felt like I had changed. There really wasn't a time, it was all a process and still is. I know that I am happier and calmer and less angry. I try to find something everyday to just be happy about a/k/a "silver linings". I still have my moments of anger and I still have my moments of sadness. Even in those I try to remember to learn something from them. I no longer worry about what others think. I take care of myself, first. I've realized we are responsible for our own happiness. I have made a list of "What I Want", it is basically of list of where I want to be and what will make me happy. So many of the things on my list are things I have to work towards, but I know I will be happy even working towards those goals. Finding your "happy" isn't easy, but it is totally worth it!