On My Mind
Not too long ago I talked about 6 Ways to Create Happiness in Your Life and looking back I realized something is missing. It should have been 7 Ways to Create Happiness in Your Life and at the very top of that list should have been
don’t give people the power to control your happiness.
This could easily turn into a chat about toxic people in your life that are guaranteed to take that control of your happiness, your smile, your mood and your attitude [if you let them].
Without going into specifics I allowed a toxic person to control way too many things about me. At first, they had the control. Then, somewhere along the way I took that control back! Don’t get me wrong. There were times when the control wavered. There were times when I felt trapped. There were times when I felt like my best course of action was avoidance. But, in the end I can say I held my head high, maintained my dignity and I came out of it the better person. I actually feel sorry for the person and sincerely wish them happiness. Maybe I should thank them. It was a hard and hurtful lesson learned but a lesson learned none the less. Ok, Let’s not get carried away! If it’s up to me I will never have to talk or see this person again.
I am stronger than I think.
As you read this what is going through your mind? Sound familiar? I would love to hear your thoughts. Experiences?
Be HEALTHY. Be HAPPY. Be YOU.