Choosing to be happy or sad

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Today I am living in the present. I am aware of my decisions, surroundings and environment. I have come to accept those things that I can change, and not worry about the things I can't change.

Yesterday for me was very hard having to have my personal belongings to be auction off at a storage place. At one point I was upset with myself for allowing this to take place. If I had chosen to spend my money wisely, then I would have had the option of paying my account. However, I decided that my pleasure for the moment was more important. Now that decision will cause be to think twice before I blow my money.

Yeah, I cried a few tears, but in the end it only makes me stronger. In order to get over this drama, I had to tell myself that there was a house fire and I lost everything except my life. Just knowing that I have my life I can do better, have more, and find great things to smile about.

There is a time to cry, laugh and a time to throw away.
But throwing away things is hard for a pack rat. Anyway, having storage to get rid of my things will only open doors for better things to come. I see it as an early spring-cleaning. When there's too much clutter, your mind is too full to think clearly. Now I can focus on my writings because that's where my heart is.

This lesson has taught me to appreciate the more important things. Some times we can get caught up in stuff that it can hold us back. I refuse to allow things to keep me in bondage. It's time to let go of the old, and stuff that you have no use for. In that storage, there were things from 1986, 1992, and years of stuff that just took up space, plus it was costing me money. Besides, I chose to be happy and not sad.

So today I ask you, "Do you chose to be happy today or will you chose to be sad?"
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