Today's inspiration is so fitting for me. As I have made peace with my past, I have been able to do so many wonderful things with my life along with having so many amazing people in my life. It took a long time for me to forgive myself for my past; but once I stopped punishing myself, I see me as an amazing woman who has learned her lessons. I see me as someone who can help other people with similar situations and allow them to see how amazing they truly are and to move forward.
I am also getting over the fact that I care what people think of me. I used to drive myself crazy worrying how people thought of me, what they would say or say to someone else. Now I look at is at I have made quite an impression on them, and I love the fact that they are talking about me. I have found people either love me or hate me...the ones that hate me are desperate for my attention and I don't feel the need to give it. That is the honest truth. If you are finding that you have haters, look at the situation, you will see it's truly not you.
I am 46 years old, and I have been through quite a bit of pain in my life. At the moment when things are happening I am devastated and wondering how am I going to get through it; but time always heals all wounds. There is no limit to how long it should take, you will know when you have healed or if you need more time. When one door closes another is always open for you to walk through when you are ready. This is has been very true for me, and the new door is usually an amazing door.
One thing that is very important for you to know and realize; No one is in charge of your happiness...it is always YOU. Sometimes that is a hard pill to swallow because you have to be responsible for your own happiness. There are plenty of times I am not happy, really I am just crabby masked as being unhappy, but it is always me who is responsible whether I stay in a mood or get over myself. I have learned that it is not anyone else's responsibility to make me happy.
The biggest thing that I am learning is not to compare myself to others. This is something I am working on every day. When I wake in the morning, the first thing I do is put my blinders on. Everybody has their own path and their own life. No one person is on the same journey. When you are looking around and you see someone's life different from yours; that is their business not yours. Keep the blinders on because they are looking at your life wishing they had it. It is an amazing thing when you start to realize we are all the same trying to figure it all out. No one life is better than another, we all have the same wins and losses, it just looks different from our perspective.
Have an amazing day my friends...until we meet again.