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A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness." -Bernard de Fontanelle

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

So a couple of weeks ago, I decided to start a journal. I have always wanted to start documenting my day, thought it would prove helpful, getting all the good, bad and ugly on paper, hoped it would clear my mind, get me ready for the new day.

Well I thought and thought about that strategy and realized, why would I want to document all that stuff? To go back and read about how much life frustrated me at times? To go back and reflect on things that made my angry? Doesn't make much sense, so I have taken a new approach, I DID start a journal, but instead of writing about everything in my day, I am writing about only the good in my day. Finding the positive in the negative. I have been working on it for about two weeks now, and I have to say, I feel great! Now I can go back and read about all the wonderful experiences that have either educated, motivated, or humbled me in some way. The things that make me truly happy!

I found this quote under the motivational section on this website, and it is my new motto!
"A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness." Meaning = Appreciate your life for what it is, without any more thought to what it is not. Remember that happiness is a state of mind, and not a destination that can ever be reached. The only thing that can “make” you happy is yourself.

So now if or when my kids read my journals they will see all the awesome, beautiful memories and experiences I had, and know that those happy memories and experiences steamed from the love and caring I received from my family and friends! emoticon
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    Absolutely wonderful!! I truly love this idea. I've been kicking the thought around in my head since the x-mas party because of how I see that it provides that connection still for S and her mom. Love it and I absolutely love the "good". Remember the good, leave the rest aside.

    2536 days ago
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