Sunday Sayings . . .

Be Happy:

The older I get, the more I realize this.  I also realize that you have to become a little selfish sometimes in order to carve out the time to do those things that make you happy.  It's all about balance.  I kinda hit a wall last month.  I felt like my life was in a slump.  The same thing day after day and a lot of things weighing on my mind.  My husband came to my rescue in the form of a weekend getaway.  I can't tell you how much we needed a weekend of just he and I.  In the present moment.  Uninterrupted.  It's been three weeks already and there have definitely been some ups and downs in my life since then but that's life, isn't it?

The difference now is that I'm focusing on keeping the balance mentally.  I'm paying more attention to my thoughts and if they're having a positive effect on me or not.  Every day, I am a work in progress.  I learn things about myself that I don't always like and I learn things about others that lets me see them in a different light.  A brighter light.  Am I in the current moment or am I projecting?  AWARENESS.  AWARENESS.  AWARENESS.   That is the key.  It comes in spurts.  Sometimes it doesn't come for months.  Maybe even years.  But as long as it keeps coming I know I'm headed in the right direction.

Namaste ~ Wendy


mamasmercantile said...

It is important to make time not only for yourself but as a couple, our children are always important but they will grow up and move on. Look after yourself.

sage and spirit said...

Balance really is the key, isn't it? Awareness too. Breathe in the stress, breathe out the peace. I know it sounds backward, but it works!

Susan said...

When I was a young mother, an older woman told me that happiness is a choice. At the time I didn't understand what she meant. Happiness-balance-peace doesn't just happen, we have to bring awareness and intention to it. I really like what you've shared here.