An interesting way to look at time…
I have no idea who you think you are but I can tell you one thing for sure…
You aren’t who you were yesterday and tomorrow you won’t be who you are today
\r\n\r\n\r\nI can think of plenty of times in my life where I have been worried about what people might think if they know of the mistakes, previous shortcomings, failures or things I have done wrong in my past.\r\n\r\n
Sometimes, Facebook is wonderful. Without it I would have not known it was International Day of Happiness. It’s not like I keep things like that in my diary. When I logged in this morning, from a sunny Donegal, I saw loads of people posting about International Day of Happiness; and while I was driving home I was thinking about it. Especially when I stopped to take in the views…\r\n\r\nIt got me thinking about whether or not there is a need for a day dedicated to happiness. Surely every day should be dedicated to happiness? I know I strive for happiness all the time; but I guess that isn’t the case with everyone.\r\n\r\nSometimes people get so bogged down in their worries about finances, work, relationships and so on, that they are unable to notice whether or not they are happy. Sometimes people are so “busy” that they don’t even have time to reflect and know if they are happy. Sometimes people are in such despair that they believe there is no way they could or should be happy.
I have yet to meet someone who enjoys worrying. Sure, there are people that seem to spend their whole life worrying but I doubt they find any joy in it.
Personally, I don’t like worrying. I have worked hard on myself to stop worrying. That doesn’t mean I don’t, but it means I worry less and I take action sooner. I got one of my biggest lessons about worry when I attended a course organised by Rolf and Awsa Beckman — the people that trained me as a Firewalking Instructor.
Do you know how you respond to someone thanking you? Do you smile and nod? Do you thank them back? Do you shrug it off and say “no problem”? Do you feel embarrassed? Do you feel their thanks was unnecessary?\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nI am not sure when I observed how I reacted to someone thanking me but let’s just say it was a while ago. I realised that I wasn’t very good at accepting their thanks and decided I would have to change it. I was trying to get my life working the way I want it to. Cut out all the “crap” and love the good. Sorting out my response to a thank you was a good place to start.\r\n\r\n
I like this quote a lot. It actually fits really well with how I work – I like to give opportunities, safe space and time for people to learn for themselves.
Who are you?
\r\nTake some time to yourself, today, tomorrow or the next day and ask yourself that exact question… Who are you?\r\n\r\nFor me, I think it’s a pretty tough question and was inspired by “Flight” staring Denzel Washington\r\n\r\n
Ps.That is one of the most thought provoking questions I have ever asked myself and if you do ask yourself I would love to hear your thoughts You can leave a comment by clicking here.
\r\n\r\nWe convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are. After that we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with.\r\n\r\nWe will certainly be happy when they leave that stage behind!\r\n\r\nWe tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice holiday, when we retire.\r\n\r\nThe truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now.\r\n\r\nIf not, when?\r\n\r\nTime waits for no-one…\r\n\r\nSo stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school,\r\nuntil you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds,\r\nuntil you have kids, until your kids leave home,\r\nuntil you start work, until you retire,\r\nuntil you get married, until you get divorced,\r\nuntil Friday night, until Sunday morning,\r\nuntil you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off,\r\nuntil spring, until summer, until Autumn, until winter,\r\nuntil you are off welfare, until the first or fifteenth,\r\nuntil your song comes on, until your ship comes in,\r\nuntil you’ve had a drink, until you’ve sobered up,\r\nuntil you die.\r\n\r\nHappiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.\r\n\r\n