Wendywoman Gets Recharged…

January 25, 2013 · 2 comments

The New Year brings an opportunity for most people to review their current circumstances and consider making some different choices.  For many, the recent holidays exacerbated the good, the bad, and the ugly. Not enough money.  Too much chaos.  Not enough time alone.  Too much time together. Look through the wrong lens and even a minuscule event becomes humongous depending on your perspective. Put two people in the exact same circumstance and one will be negative, complaining and enduring life while the other will be happy, grateful and enjoying life. The only difference is their perspective.

From the time we are children, we are led to believe that love, happiness and joy as well as anger, fear and hate are things that happen to us.  When happy events occur we are happy and when unhappy events descend upon us, we are unhappy because we must respond to the external circumstances.  Right now, is there a person you feel sad about because they are missing from your life or is there a person that makes you feel sad because they are part of your life?  Feelings are not just emotions that happen to you; they are reactions you have chosen for yourself.  You have the power to choose how you feel every day in every situation in your life.  Do not let anyone tell you otherwise.  If you have not been controlling your thoughts, then who has?  Your friends?  Your spouse?  Your boss?  If someone else has been in charge of your thoughts and emotional responses then make a New Year’s resolution to correct this flawed way of thinking.

Happiness is a natural condition built into us from the very beginning.  You may not be able to see it or feel it right now, but it is there.  Now is as good a time as any to work toward restoring this as your natural state of being. In the days to come, begin to examine your life knowing that you have the capacity to make choices in your emotional responses to your current circumstances.  You are the sum total of the choices you have made in the past.  If you don’t like your life, it is because you have made wrong choices.  Knowing that, the responsibility becomes completely yours.

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Tenacious Todd January 25, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Love it!!!

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Russ January 26, 2013 at 2:50 am

Certainly makes so much sense. Our lives
would be much easier and happier if we understood
this and applied it to our every day lives, situations and
relationships.

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