I know this is totally true. I’ve seen people in seemingly intolerable circumstances who are perfectly happy… and I’ve seen those who appear to “have it all” who are miserable. I’ve definitely come to realize that the mind is a powerful thing. This reminds me of a time when our son (now almost 13) was around two and a half years old. We were on a somewhat long drive and he was being a little stinker (not entirely unusual). He was all buckled in his car seat, of course, but I turned around and told him “Ok, since you won’t stop you’re in time out now.” He FREAKED OUT! Screaming “I don’t want to be in time out!” “No time out!” and on and on. I told him he was in time out for three minutes (reminder, he’s IN HIS CARSEAT). He cried and kicked his legs and carried on. When the three minutes was up I go “Ok, you’re not in time out anymore.” And guess what? He fell silent and was happy as a clam…. still IN. HIS. CARSEAT. My husband and I laughed so hard. That time out was purely a state of mind. And I would say that our happiness is purely a state of mind as well. Let’s try to make up our minds to be happy and stop kicking and screaming unnecessarily!
Have a wonderful Sunday friends!
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