“More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.”
--Harold J. Smith
“Unhappiness is rooted in the ageless conflict between what we want and what we already have. In order to achieve happiness, we must either have our wants and desires routinely satisfied or fundamentally change our concept of want. All too often, when our current wants are attained, a new set of wants appear and thus a vicious cycle of want and unhappiness ensues. Therefore, the key to happiness ultimately lies in our ability to simply want what we already have. By being thankful for what we have been given, we are never left wanting, we are always satisfied and happiness becomes a reality.”
“There is a big difference between giving up and letting go. Giving up means selling yourself short. It means allowing fear and struggle to limit your opportunities and keep you stuck. Letting go means freeing yourself from something that is no longer serving you. It means removing toxic people and belief systems from your life so that you can make room for relationships and ideas that are conducive to your wellbeing and happiness. Giving up reduces your life. Letting go expands it. Giving up is imprisoning. Letting go is liberation. Giving up is self-defeat. Letting go is self-care. So the next time you make the decision to release something or someone that is stifling your happiness and growth, and a person has the audacity to accuse you of giving up or being weak, remind yourself of the difference. Remind yourself that you don’t need anyone’s permission or approval to live your life in the way that feels right. No one has the authority to tell you who to be or how to live. No one gets to decide what your life should look like or who should be a part of it. No one, but you.”
Nothing here specifically reflects on someone unless I call them out by name. Instead, it is just a collection of stuff I think is funny, or find interesting. If you are offended, that is about you and not about me.