You can ground yourself to the center of the earth and find the energy to light your life from within. Shining as a beacon that others want to be around. Setting a strong root that will support you through the dark times as they ebb in flow in life. Or you can hide in the shadows, expecting others to make you happy and finding yourself alone in the darkness. Only You can make You happy. Stop looking at others to do it for you.
When we look for others to bring the energy of joy and laughter, we lose the ability to find happiness in the little things we experience each and every day. Each time they walk away, or they’re not around, they take their light of happiness with them. Leaving us in the dark, faltering in the shadows.
You make the choices for how you feel and what mood you’re going to be in at any given moment. You can express sadness when others are around, just as you can let the tears flow when you’re alone.
So why can’t you express happiness when you’re alone too? It’s not hard to take a moment and smile at your own joke or funny thought. To laugh at the cat or dog playing by your side. You can make the choice to be in a good mood no matter what challenges you face; because in the end you know you’ll get by.
Stop looking at the negative aspects in the situations surrounding you and look at the positive elements they bring to your life. And yes, there are even positive things in losing a job, dropping your cell phone in the toilet, or riding your bike because you can’t afford gas.
Change brings sadness in what was, but it brings joy in what can be. Your perspective determines which wolf you feed, the one that’s sad or angry about the past. Or the one that’s excited and happy about the future.
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