While happiness is a choice (for the most part) — life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows.
Lows happen to all of us.
Sometimes there isn’t even a reason we feel sad, anxious, angry or blah. No matter the reason, it’s good to allow yourself to feel all you’re feeling — and at the same time keep in mind that it’s only a mood or season.
My fourth day of law school I met Chris Jones. I’d been staring out the window for most of class thinking, “Oh-no-no-no what have I done coming to law school?!”
When we wrapped, Chris who’d been sitting next to me asked my thoughts on what the professor said.
“I don’t really care.” I looked up at him…
I love the story about the man who prayed to God to win the lottery.
Each day this man prayed, “God, please let me win the lottery. Please, God, please let me win the lottery.” This went on for days, weeks then months.
Finally, one day while praying, God answered back.
So many people come to me not being where they want to be and feeling frustrated, defeated, depleted and all kinds of negative emotions.
Today, I want to share with you the best (and most easy and relaxed) way I know how to get to where you want to be: The Rule of Five.
No matter what’s on our to-do list, the most important thing we can accomplish in any day is being good to ourselves.
This doesn’t mean we have to spend hours at a spa or big bucks on a fancy dinner. (How fantastic though if you can!) I’m talking about simple things we can all do that will make a huge difference in our days and lives.
On the eve of my birthday I have a tradition of watching the sunset by myself.
Sometimes I journal, take inventory of the past year and set goals. Other times, I simply watch the sun fall and say goodbye to the year.
I always do it somewhere with a spectacular view and I always take a picture.
Last week, I was hit with a tsunami of technology problems. As it tends to go with technology, or any unexpected obstacle we encounter, it was terribly frustrating.
“Why me?! Why now?!” I bemoaned, feeling as if it was the worst thing that could’ve happened.
Then I remembered a story…
We all need time alone. It’s not something to be rewarded after trudging through a rough week.
“Me” time isn’t earned, nor is it a luxury we should feel guilty about – it’s a necessity to recharge and be “all one” with ourselves.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about expectations and expecting great things to happen in our lives.
Not wanting, hoping or wishing for these things, but expecting them.
Last weekend, I got to hang out with my goddaughter, Bailey, and second cousin, Aiden, two of the sweetest, smartest and cutest toddlers I’ve ever met. (Yes, I may be slightly biased. 😉 )