Finding Your Happiness
There are times within our lives that we take a breath, and recognize that we are not in the place we imagine. We feel the weight of the burdens we have been carrying and find ourselves crumbling from exhaustion. The truth in life is that most of us have so much happiness within us, but we simply are not sure how to be happy. We surround ourselves with people we believe will bring joy and seek positions that will increase our value. It is easier to see a number and rationalize our worth, than recognizing our worth through the struggles, and complexities, we have fought through in life.
We have to take a step back and realize that we are at our most powerful when we are transitioning. You will find strength within the most uncomfortable situations. You will begin to pick up small details that do not bring you joy. Knowing that to become a better you, means doing away with them, is even sometimes unsettling. The season you have entered will challenge you, and push your limits until you finally approach the growth you have been searching for.
You have to understand that no one can provide you with the love you deserve better than yourself. Once you learn to love yourself then you will find that most of your burdens that you have been carrying, were not yours to carry to begin with. The guilt that has been plaguing you has already been forgiven, and the pressure you have been planting inside your soul was merely self-mutilation, placed inside you by your own insecurities.
We are not perfect. Life is a constant battle to grow, and to learn who you are. This is something that you will eventually understand.
Think about how beautiful life is that we have the ability to become anew every so often. I am a different person than I was even a month ago. The continuing transformation is a beautiful thing. The wisdom we are gifted with can only benefit those around us. Readjusting our souls is something that I have learned to welcome. Recognizing my mind and working through my thoughts helps me be the mother and wife I yearn to become.
One place I find soothing is taking a stroll outside. Not only is the scenery perfect but the nature surrounding me sooths my thoughts. The sun reflecting off the water seems to draw me in and calms my soul. There is just something so consuming about getting out in nature and seeing the life that is often overlooked. We are in such a fast paced society that sometimes we need to breath and reset. Find your place, whether it be a walk around your neighborhood, finding some hiking trails, or even finding some quiet time in a book.
Happiness can only be created, when you are happy.
You owe it to yourself to be happy. Find your inner strength and fight through your seasons. Remember that your story is constantly being rewritten and nothing is set in stone. Grow and learn. To live your best life you must be wiser than before and know that your best friend is the person reflected back in the mirror.