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Being Happy With Your Life


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Monday, June 07, 2010

emoticon The clock is a funny thing, it can evoke different emotions in different people. You may look at it and think how time is dragging. You may look at it and feel you have no control any longer, time is slipping by faster and faster. It could bring despair or elation, depending on what you feel is going to happen next.

Being happy with your life as it is now is an important step in a healthy lifestyle. And I'm not saying everyone needs to go around smiling all the time, or that you shouldn't try to continually better your life. But being unhappy with your life, your situation, how you look, financially -- whatever it is that is bringing the "unhappiness" into your life; it's doing more harm than good. It's eating at you the same way holding a grudge on someone eats at you. Constantly burning away at your insides.

"So! You may say sarcastically! What do you suggest I do?" And while there is no fix-all answer for all the problems, there is a way to change your attitude. You are the only one that can do it. It's hard, but always try to see the silver lining in the cloud. You've all heard the saying "every cloud has a silver lining" and it is an old-fashioned term, but it still applies. What it means, basically, is to try and not let your troubles get you down. Hang onto that sense of humor, try to still do things for other folks, see the best rather than the worst, and most of all, try to see yourself in the best possible light. If you don't love yourself how do you expect other people to love you?
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SEAJESS 3/26/2012 1:21PM

    As Moses said, "I set before you a blessing and a curse. Therefore, chose life!"

Thanks for the reminder that I can chose the blessing. I need help to remember to counteract my conditioned "drats" response.

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SPARKCHANTAL 2/19/2012 2:02PM

    ever watch a w.c.fields movie? he's an expert at keeping his humor amid disaster.

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SEAJESS 12/30/2011 2:22PM

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SENIOR62 7/2/2011 12:12PM

  What an encouraging blog. Keep up the good work emoticon

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LIGHTHOUSE0403 2/6/2011 9:18AM

  emoticon for the reminder!

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AVANLON3 1/1/2011 3:07AM

    What a good reminder. I get so caught up in this very way.

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LUBAML 12/26/2010 12:27PM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing! emoticon Luba

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MFRUNNER 12/10/2010 8:20PM

    Amen!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/6/2010 2:54PM

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Nice blog, I admire your sparkability!

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SWISSBAKER 7/12/2010 2:27PM

  Tell us more about "georgie-porgie"..... emoticon

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MOJOGIRL 7/6/2010 3:54PM

    I love what you have written. It's a great reminder of what is important. If you are always looking to the future and not paying attention to right now the future never comes and you miss out on your life and all the opportunities that you have to just enjoy the here and now.

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BARBARAWVA 7/5/2010 1:54PM

  You are so right! I am finally back on track and am starting to feel happy about my life ... it's like I was asleep for so long and just woke up. emoticon

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THINAGAIN66 6/26/2010 3:58PM

    It's about not having what you want, but wanting what you have!
We need to be content that we have so much already and recognize that fact.

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BROWNIEISLANDER 6/18/2010 11:17PM

    Great piece of thought provoking info....Life is a joy and what
we make it.....ups and downs and all..We should all use our power for...transforming our minds and self...Keep sparking emoticon emoticon

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KENP22 6/18/2010 5:05AM

  an uplifting blog post.

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CAROLYNINJOY1 6/17/2010 5:24AM

    emoticon I've always said "don't let the hard times get you down or the good times pass you by".

Thanks for a great blog. emoticon

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FATROCKSTAR 6/16/2010 1:49PM

    Truer words were never spoken!

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DEBRA-B 6/15/2010 6:10PM

    a good day starts with a smile, a good week with a good day. Great blog great advice emoticon

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JEAN524 6/15/2010 2:24PM

    Excellent advice which I try to follow, but don't always succeed. Thank you for posting. emoticon

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IMTHEBRAT 6/15/2010 1:33PM

    Thanks for posting that but it is not always easy to change things when every one is fighting against you or not being supportive to the changes. At least I am not the only one dealing with many of the same issues. If you all can try to keep going, what choice do I have but to suck it up and keep swimming even when drowning.
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CONURSEMAMA 6/15/2010 1:15PM

    WOW....sometimes it does take someone on the outside looking in to remind you to keep things in perspective! Thanks!!

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TAYLORMAID7 6/15/2010 11:47AM

    Thank You! Needed that today

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WRUSH68 6/15/2010 11:02AM

    Amen 2 that! I love me...that's why I'm always seeking to improve! :)

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JRDIAMOND4 6/15/2010 9:31AM

    Great blog.

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ANGELLEE94 6/14/2010 7:29PM

    Excellent points! It's all about perspective, and keeping what is most important to you in the forefront.

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WALKERSSS 6/14/2010 4:45PM

    Loved your blog. Always a silver lining and so worth finding it.

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WENDZB 6/14/2010 4:08PM

  Good advice, but a struggle to do at times.. Keep pushing forward!


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DIANALP61 6/14/2010 2:31PM

    Very good post. Unfortunately it's been hard for me to do lately. But I'll keep on trying!

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LMK359 6/14/2010 12:55PM

    I agree with your attitude. I love it. Posted on my wall is the saying "Be alive while you are alive". Make it positive.

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TERFREE 6/14/2010 10:55AM

    Thank you emoticon

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TRISH106 6/14/2010 10:54AM

    Wonder post. I try to look on the positive side of life today. I used to live in the negative world.

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CINDY1TWO3 6/14/2010 10:22AM

    Well written. I try for this most days, still struggling with the being happy with the financial part, but just need to keep moving on and smiling anyway.

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GOING-STRONG 6/14/2010 9:35AM

    Somedays it is more difficult to see that silver lining than others... but I'm trying. I love those sunny days when it works! Thanks for sharing and spark on!

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FSUWONDERCOOTIE 6/14/2010 9:12AM

    Excellent post.

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GOHUSKERS2 6/14/2010 8:42AM

    Very well written and really good advice.

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SSCHULTZ59 6/14/2010 8:08AM

    good advice but so hard for me to do.. i have not been happy with myself in 50 years. hard to break the bad habits.

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KENP22 6/14/2010 5:38AM

  it is good advice to look for the good in other people. for me, it is a lot harder to find it in myself. good blog entry.

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DEVORA4 6/14/2010 5:00AM

  well written and I agree BUT not exactly easy for me to do emoticon emoticon debby

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MEDICINESQAW 6/14/2010 3:02AM

    God bless you in your journey!

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CINABEE 6/14/2010 12:39AM

    work in progress

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SPIRITDANCER3 6/13/2010 11:28PM

    I will resolve just for today to be happy. Abraham Lincoln once said, "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."

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ECHOBLUE1 6/13/2010 9:09PM

    I'm working on it ! ! ! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FISHKNEES 6/13/2010 6:27PM

    Well Thanks...you are right on target...happiness can come from the smallest places...good advice

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SPIRITCATCHER 6/13/2010 5:48PM

    A lot to think about!

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VALPAT1 6/13/2010 5:39PM

  So true!

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DARKKAT 6/13/2010 5:02PM

    Good advice - thank you.

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BRIDETOBE52811 6/13/2010 4:17PM

  Exactly. Well put!

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AAAANNA 6/13/2010 3:22PM

    So true, and so often we loose sight of the basics, thanks for the reminder.

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