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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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