For too long, I allowed certain people to treat me badly and disrespect me. The simple act of deciding to NOT allow their behavior to affect me made a huge difference. You may think to yourself, “That is not simple at all!” Well, you would be right - it is complicated, but I cannot explain it fully. Maybe I had had enough. Maybe I had matured to a point that I could put all the hurt past me. Maybe I finally realized that by just being happier myself, that I would make people around me happier. Whatever the reason, I endeavor every day to smile at someone and laugh wholeheartedly, even in the midst of pain. A smile with tears is still a smile after all…
Life is not linear - it is a circle and everything comes back around to meet you at some point. Isn’t it better to put out into the universe happiness and positivity rather than judgment and negativity? Because, when you retrace your steps in that circle of life, what will you be stepping back into? Think about it…
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- Dakota Native American Proverb
If you can make any decision this week, I hope it is a decision to just be happy!