“3 Things Happy People Understand.” By Ally Hamilton.
As I was going through (and deleting) over 500 emails this morning (mostly spam) I came across an email I sent to myself several years ago... “3 Things Happy People Understand.” By Ally Hamilton. *
So I wanted to share parts of it with you as a reminder that you already have what you need inside yourself to be happy. Maybe you’ve forgotten, maybe you just need to dig a little deeper! (Paraphrased for IG)
1. There’s only one YOU! We have roughly 7 billion people on this planet, but we only get one you. You have your particular gifts to share, your unique perspective, your beautiful, tender heart. If you don’t sing your song, the world will be robbed of notes only you can provide. Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in being, looking, feeling and smelling like everyone else. Just be you.
2. What other people think is none of your business or concern. (Need I say more?) When we deny what’s true for us in order to please other people, or to live up to some idea of how we think we should be, we betray ourselves.
3. Being vulnerable is part of being human. We have these bodies with their unknown expiration dates. Every single person we love is in the same boat. We never know what might happen from one day to the next. These truths can fill you with fear, or they can inspire you to live and love with your heart wide open, every single day. So make sure the people in your life know how you feel about them. Life is too short to hold onto grudges or focus on ways you’ve been slighted or wronged. You have this one life. I think the idea is to leave nothing in the tank, to share all the love you’ve got for as long as you have to give it. *
I’m working on these things too. Lately I’ve felt like I’m really beginning to show my age. I’m not ready to grow old just yet but I’m learning to embrace each new day, month and year and reminding myself of all the things I just shared with you!
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