Today’s forgiving journal is about what makes me happy.
A dear blogger friend Nikki at A Kinder Way asked me to respond to some questions about what makes me happy.
Perfect, because I’m just judging where I’m at with this 🙂
What makes me happy is to have balance in my life. To look at trees. To work on projects that have heart for me. To witness people learning how to love. To have a really good ice cream cone.
I let myself get way out of balance in the past few weeks. This was made quite apparent to me in the simplest physical thing, my toe!
I pushed it with my running and got a huge blood blister on my third toe. There’s a whole story that goes with this, and suffice it to say that I finally stopped. Broke down, and had a good cry.
Time for forgiving:
1 – Self-forgiveness: I forgive myself for judging myself for pushing myself really hard this past few weeks. I forgive myself for judging that I’m doing it all on my own. I forgive all the rest too!
2 – Letting Go: I almost typed “Letting God”. That would have been appropriate.
3 – Gratitude: I am grateful for stopping my pattern of pushing it EARLY! I am grateful for visiting dear friends this weekend. I’m grateful for reading this beautiful book in my back garden tonight. THAT makes me happy.
I realize how much I play the victim in regards to happiness. That is, I say often that I don’t know what makes me happy. That’s not true. What I don’t always know is when to stop, relax, and read a book. So that’s exactly what I did tonight! Here’s my view from my garden (hey, I live in NY).
I love where I am. I love who I am. I love this blog. I love the spiritual organization I work with. And I love you. And our entire planet.
What makes me happy? Simply love. And learning how to enjoy it!
ps – have you heard of the Happy Dance? It’s awesome – just click here to watch!