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Friday, February 22, 2013

Who Holds the Key to Your Happiness?

Filed under: Happiness — Larry James @ 7:30 am
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Cheryl Ries, Guest Author

Sometimes we must part from others, or they must part from us. It isn’t that we necessarily wanted to leave them, remove them from our lives or had any knowledge at the beginning that we could foresee that coming, but things change, people change, or sometimes things never were as they seemed.

keytohappinessIn the case of those who walk away, they say that the one who cares less in a relationship has the most power, I would guess that is true, as it seems the one who cares more seems to be the one who is often more wounded, hurt or negatively impacted by the surprise of the relationships demise. So in that regard that is a true statement.

It is important to remember that no one has power over your happiness but you. No one should hold the key to all your happiness but you, and so no one can take your happiness from you when they come or go from you life.

It’s always up to you and you alone to make it a best-case scenario, from the ones who benefit your life and lift you with their presence. With that you learn the greatness of a sweet blessing in which to always be thankful.

From those who treat you poorly, hurt you gravely or in some way just leave you wondering what went wrong, you take the lesson learned of what not to do, what to do better, or what to look for instead of what you accepted. Your choice is always in your own perspective but remember it will happen. People will come and go from your life, so it serves you to learn how to accept that with the least possible suffering and the most wisdom.

When others pass away, it is the hardest thing to endure, but even in that great loss, we must always choose to remember their part in our blessings so that the painful emotions even cannot erode the great memories or our happiness over time.

We must learn how to stand strong through it all, to hold on to our sense of self, our state of happiness and our ability to prosper in this life!

cherylriesCopyright © 2013 – Cheryl Ries. Cheryl Ries is a friend who is in the process of writing her first book. This is a preview of things to come. She likes to take a bite out of life’s big juicy apple… and believes that richness is measured in friendships, family, love and what you give away. Visit Cheryl’s Facebook page.

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