I am getting ready to go on my annual camping trip with friends. This is my time to connect with nature and relax. I look forward to this trip every year. There is no internet and no phone service. Just peace and quiet. The outdoors has a way of bringing things to a new perspective. I use this time to journal, write ideas, read, relax, hike, self-reflection, wading in the river, sitting by the campfire and watching the flames dance, and appreciate the sunrises and sunsets. The simple things in life that are so precious we don’t enjoy in our daily lives.
This quote, “Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience,” by Emerson is a good reminder of taking time out and enjoying the outdoors as well as having patience. Good things take time and are worth the wait. Be patient; it will happen at the right time and right moment, if it is meant to be. Sometimes the things we wish for are not right for us, and we learn that later and realize it was a good thing I didn’t get that promotion, job, relationship, friendship, loan, car, house, etc.
Patience is hard but is a key to success and happiness. Keep striving and working towards your goals. All the hard work is worth it! ~ Patti 🙂
What was something you wished for and later realized you are so glad you didn’t get it?
What was something you waited for patiently? It came true and was worth the wait?
What makes waiting so hard for you?
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Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Kiss slowly, play hard, forgive quickly, take chances, give everything and have no regrets. Life is too short to be anything but happy. ~ Author Unknown
This poem has a lot of meaning to me. I look at the words and some inspire me and some are hard to live by. Laughing is good and we all should do more of it. Some of us get so focus we forget to laugh, kiss slowly, play hard, take chances and give everything to these precious moments of life.
A few of these words I sometimes struggle with ~ apologizing when you should, forgive quickly and no regrets. Yes, I am usually very quick to apologize when I am in the wrong. What I struggle with is apologizing to someone who has hurt you time and time again and feels you should apologize because they are too stubborn to apologize themselves. The question I ponder is “When is the line crossed to not make amends?” When you do not apologize, does this mean you haven’t forgiven quickly? Probably. How do you forgive quickly and move on?
Living life with no regrets. I truly want this in my life and I am working towards it daily. There are somethings I wish I could have change in my life, but I have accepted I can’t go back and change them. So it is time to let go of it and move on. This poem has great words to live by and I am going to do my best to remember them in my daily walk. How about you? I have somethings to work on, as we all probably do. Be happy and live life to the fullest. ~ Patti
Question: Which of these words inspire you and which do you struggle with?
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Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are. ~ John B. Sheerin
I saw this quote today and thought WOW, I know when I see a beautiful sunset or rainbow it brings a smile to my face and joy. So what is happiness? A while back I wrote a blog post called What is HAPPINESS? The blog post discussed the poll results from What are the ingredients of happiness? at that point in time the poll results were Joy, Love and Peace. At this moment of writing the poll results have changed to “Joy” being number one and “Love” number two.
The definition of “Happiness” according to Merriam -Webster’s Dictionary is the following:
: the state of being happy, well-being, contentment and joy
: an experience that makes you happy, pleasurable or a satisfying experience
: good fortune
The quote above by John B. Sheerin stating “happiness is in ourselves” I agree with that phrase and believe true happiness does comes from within. The last part of the quote “happiness is something we are”, I’m not totally sure about this statement. I would love for this part of the quote to be everyone however there are many people who are not happy within. As a certified professional coach I work with clients to pursue happiness in all aspects of life. Many of my happy moments were camping at the lake!
What are your happy moments?
More questions to ponder:
What are your thoughts about this quote?
Do you think happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves?