Joy is a funny thing. The definition of it is “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.” That doesn’t seem right to me, so I’d like to redefine that as the following: Joy is gratitude. Joy is refusing to worry. Joy is dealing with today for what it is. Joy is accepting yourself and being … Continue reading JOY!
My last post was about gratitude. Tonight I'm feeling a lot of gratitude. For so many things. That post turned that loss of a friendship around for me. I had been bombarded with kind of a lot of stuff the past month or so, and showing gratitude in the face felt refreshing and freeing. Tonight … Continue reading Never Quit on the Uphill
It is May 16, 2018. I am going to spend the next year of my life in radical gratitude. That doesn't mean sweeping anything under a rug. That doesn't mean sticking my head in the sand, What it means expressing gratitude through all incoming events, while not minimizing my feelings. Today I have lost a … Continue reading Yet, I Am Grateful
I know that even my rough times are not rough times. I know that I am overreacting to criticism and insults by those around me. I know that I want to control not only those doing the insulting, but those around me and their reactions to the insults. Do they defend me? Do they abandon … Continue reading Gratitude During Rough Times
I guess I’m finally ready to start really being an adult. I think that it’s taken me so very long because I have been terrified of becoming like other adults I’ve had in my life. Being an adult to me was just stoicism and stonewalling. As a result, I have been reticent to stay quiet … Continue reading Being an Adult
I am on the verge of discovering something new, something big. I feel like I have been working on a big, giant project for the past four decades and now it's about to start to resemble something. The studied areas are forgiveness of myself and others, acceptance of myself and others, emotion synthesis, drinking (i.e., … Continue reading On the Verge
I feel so hopeful tonight and have a few thoughts to share. I don't think I have time to fully explore them all - maybe those will have to be followups. I have had sadness, but sadness has its place. I thought of it tonight as one of the petals on a flower. It's necessary … Continue reading Petals on a Flower