I love this quote. It reminds me that insults only hurt if they hit close to home or if we invest a lot of time protecting our ego from them.
The happiest people are those who spend the least time feeling offended.
To get there, I have to be comfortable with my innate value as a human in training.
Happy day to you…dealing with whatever comes your way.
We often kid ourselves into thinking that we are not guilty of taking energy from people even though it is so very common for others to steal our own.
When we lapse into negativity, nagging, self-centered behaviors, or playing the victim (by complaining about people and circumstances), we inevitably join the ranks of the “energy thieves.”
Even when we judge another’s motive, expect everyone to be energized by the same things that energize us, or fail to value someone’s feelings and opinions as much as we value our own, we have become a drain versus a fountain of refreshment.
It is easy to detect the “drain” in others. More difficult to see it in ourselves.
Sometimes other people “suck.” Sometimes it is us.
The best people I know…
control their tempers
laugh at themselves
believe they are no less or no more valuable than anyone else
are generous with their thoughts and words
The world is filled with nice people. If you can’t find one, be one.
At times, we have all been unstable.
Circumstances have taken us off guard and driven us into deep anxiety or depression. But, when it happens, we don’t have to stay there.
If we choose to stay, those around us will be dragged into our complaints, negativity, fear, and neurosis. Or, we can rise above our circumstances by tapping into age-old wisdom for finding or regaining emotional strength:
First rule: quit taking ourselves so seriously
Happiness is always illusive when we are focused on ourselves
Own our mistakes and make things right
Forgive as we would like to be forgiven
Fully utilize the power of gratitude to keep perspective
Strength rises and falls according to our thoughts
Cease comparing ourselves, worrying about others, and, merely give our gifts with no strings attached
Life is too short to be small. -Benjamin Disraeli