Good morning, bloggers!
Sometimes, I have the most random thoughts go thru my head. (I like to think this is mostly due to my *writing brain*) This weekend, I had a revelation. At least, that’s what I call it.
Here’s my rant to start the week off on the right foot. 😉
I’ve spent my entire life (well, from what I can remember) making others happy. Whether it be thru my actions, words, or even my choice in job. Family, friends, employers, coworkers… You get the point.
I’ve realized more recently that you just can’t make everyone happy. It’s impossible. Talk about an aha moment!
And also, should that be how anyone lives? Should we focus all of our attention on everyone else’s contentment? Trying to please others? All while forgetting ourselves? No.
Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not saying we shouldn’t try to make other people happy. (Sometimes, double-negatives are necessary.) We definitely should. You can get a lot of enjoyment out of bringing happiness to others.
What I’m saying is this… One’s sole focus in life should not be to ONLY make others happy. We need to think about ourselves sometimes too. It’s important to find that medium. I think that’s one way to find even more, genuine happiness.
Thinking back on my first blog post of the year, I promised then that I would focus on myself in 2018. I think we all could use a little more *self focus.*
Let’s do this… I challenge you. Every single person that takes the time to read my post, I’m talking to you.
I want you to take a moment and focus on yourself. (I know that’s difficult for a lot of people. I totally get it. But humor me, please.) Now think about what makes YOU happy. Truly happy. It could be anything. New shoes. A good book. Writing. 10 minutes of meditation. Cooking. Sewing. Playing solitaire. A hot shower. Well, I could keep going, but you get the idea.
Don’t think of just one item. Think of several. Got those in mind? Awesome! Now, commit to doing some of those things this week. One thing a day for yourself, for your own happiness.
Should you choose to accept this challenge, let us know below. You can be specific and share with us your thoughts, or you can simply say “Challenge accepted.” Either way, let’s put it in writing. Then, we can support one another. Encourage one another. Let’s do this… together!!
I’ll go first, in the comments.
Until next time……………………………………Love & Blessings.