"Happiness blooms from within."
Sometimes I find myself thinking about the present and feeling dissatisfied; issues arise and seem to be impossible to address and I wonder if it is too much to hope for them to be resolved. Almost immediately after that I am filled with a strong sense of guilt; ingratitude is a terrible thing and I do not to find myself in a place where I cannot be grateful for everything that is going well or getting better. But it is difficult; some things in life are cyclic and without a possible end in sight, some struggles appear as though they are lifelong and that can be very discouraging. How do you find contentment when so much is going awry? Perhaps, it is intuitive, but remembering that happiness and content does not come from outside sources is key especially when things are hard. Happiness is a state of mind. That is not to say that you will always be happy, but it is a reminder that if you are always looking for the source of personal joy outwardly, you'll always be expecting more than what is there. Life will always be wanting, because things could be better or different than they are. So my hope is in finding the moments that draw smiles and laughter and remembering all that is, rather than all that is not, I'll also find what I need to handle all the cycles and happenings, even when it does not seem to be getting better.
"Life is all about how you handle Plan B."
It really is, isn't it? The way life turns out is almost always so different than what we imagine it will be. There's the random thing that you didn't plan for, the dreams that get delayed, the people who show up and the people who leave, all of this is part of the journey we find ourselves on.
It's easy to get discouraged, especially when plans we've invested so much in fall through or keep getting postponed. But I think that so much of the quality of the life we live is related to the message in this quote. Life isn't about how we handle things when they go our way; it is about all the moments when it doesn't. How we handle the bends, turns, twists and other surprises of life is ultimately comes to define our journey. So with that in mind, we have a choice, to make the best of what we have or wistfully think of what could have been.
So, there's really not much to tell. I'm a person of many interests, and talking to others about theirs.
So, I guess that's it for now!