Saturday, August 27, 2016

Create Your Own Happiness

I spent today at a free-form writer's retreat in Grand Isle, VT, sponsored by the Burlington Writer's Workshop. My plan was to work on a personal essay, which I did, and then I got distracted by one of my favorite quotes. I'm not quite sure who wrote it, but it's definitely awe inspiring!


It reminds me a lot of another quote I love, "Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Love the ones who don’t just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Kiss slowly. Forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy. He just promised it would be worth it."

Create Your Own Happiness
Embrace the people who support you
and cheer you through the bad times.
They're the ones who will celebrate your successes.

You will need to actively and consciously remove yourself from the drama
and the people who create it because it's not just a one time thing.

Be the change you wish to see in your own life
and you'll be able to naturally apply that to the rest of your life
and to be the change your meant to have in the world.

Realize that you are a work in progress.
You are constantly evolving.
Every aspect of your life will change, sometimes slowly
and sometimes suddenly and unexpectedly.
Sometimes the change is a planned choice
and sometimes it's an unintentional external force.
How you choose to manage that change will determine your success.

Confront your demons head on.
Grab them by the horns and bring them down.
They will battle you day in and day out.
Some days they will win, leaving you feeling defeated.
The important piece to remember is to not let that defeat consume you.
Choose happiness.
Choose to get back up after falling
and get back to living.
Create your own happiness.
Be who you want to be.

2 comments:

  1. I love your post. The quotes you used are so profound. I too found myself thinking about them.

    "Confront your demons head on.
    Grab them by the horns and bring them down.
    They will battle you day in and day out.
    Some days they will win, leaving you feeling defeated.
    The important piece to remember is to not let that defeat consume you."

    We all get beat up at one time or another in our lived. It's important not to dwell on that pain or hurt and not let it consume us. No one said life was easy. We must continue to get up everyday and fight for what we want. Fight for our dreams. That may mean cut out those things or other people in order for us to get there. Thank you for your post. Have a great day!! ��

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the post! Thank you for the feedback.

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