Monday, November 14, 2005

Make Someone Happy

I think that happiness is within every single person's reach. These are some of the things I think, do, or believe in order to lead a relatively happy existence.

I am far from perfect.

Some days, I'm a bitch and feel like the world is falling apart. But, I have more good days than bad. I don't have a worst day of the week and I don't live for the weekend.

I am in control and not controlled by anyone or anything. I might be guided in some respects but ultimately I show up and make the choice.

My smile might not stop the world on its axis but it may make someone's world better. So, I try to show it often and without cause.

I believe that sometimes all it takes to make a difference for someone is to have someone believe in them. I try my best to let those around me know that I believe in them. (Oh, how I hope I am!)

I consider that even the smallest action of mine, one that maybe I am indifferent about even, can have a major impact on someone, or the world in general. (Think Butterfly Effect) Therefore, I can and do make a difference. So what if I can't see it. Not seeing it happen doesn't mean it's not happening.

I think the spirit needs to be fed with more positive things than negative things. I am hyper-sensitive to the feelings and condition of others. If I allow myself I can wallow in a pool of sorrow forever just by watching the news too much. When I catch myself doing that, I step back and fill the void with something positive.

I refuse to listen to my negative voice. It's there. I think everyone has one. I just won't be buddy-buddy with mine.

I believe that if I feel the need to compare myself with others, I should compare myself to those who have less or who have it worse than me. It's amazing how rich I feel when I do that.

I know my boundaries and I'm not afraid to exercise my right to use them.

I try to give more than I receive.

I seek new experiences being sure to set myself up for success in some of those situations but not being afraid of failure if something isn't as successful as I would like.

If I don't like something, I may wallow in it for a while, but then I get proactive.

I am fully aware that I have a choice in everything and I exercise it. When I am slow to do it, I forgive myself.

Not only do I try to learn from my mistakes, but I try to learn from those of others.

I try to not be duplicitous in my value system.

I try not to get too bent out of shape over something, but if I do, I try not to hold onto it for too long.

I believe that what you put out into the universe will come back to you.

The world you live in is a reflection of who you are. If you want the world to be a better place, be a better person.

I get excited thinking about the potential that is contained within one person, one moment, one brain cell, one lifetime. Absolutely amazing!

I try to laugh often.

I keep something huggable close at hand.


mikethedawg said...

Aha! Here you are. Good Entry!!!

Lighting Ridder. said...

hey, Hey you're here with me on Blogger. Very cool indeed.

Wishing the best and I'll add a link to your Blog on mine.

Take care,

John G.

Nelle said...

This is a great manifesto to live your life by. I agree and try to do many of the same things. Glad I found your blog again.

Smukke said...

Found you :)

Sie said...

He (she?) is definitely huggable. I think that's a great idea... I wonder if I could find something like that except around 6'4", dark hair... well you know. lol

ckays1967 said...

ok.... I see you everywhere but no new stuff HERE yet.


PS: how do you do the HMLT in comments????? I am such an infant. LOL

Sharky said...

Great stuff, robbie. I try to do all the very same things.
I enjoy your blogspot. :D

emmapeelDallas said...

What a terrific post. This is one I'm going to copy and keep and refer to from time to's that good. Thank you (and thanks too for taking the time to stop by and thank me for listing nada...but I appreciate your thoughtfulness).



floralilia said...

and I think this is an important and succulent post...

Stephaine said...

This is really good. I have to thank Flora for guiding me here.

LOL@Susan's comment.