Have you ever considered that happiness and strength are one and the same? Think about it…when someone enters a room whose personality is upbeat and happy…doesn’t a sense of strength and confidence exude from this person? People are drawn to them like moths to light.
Yet when another enters the room with a somber overtone and averted eyes don’t we (more times than not) discover that this type of personality usually is not confident, always comparing themselves to others and coming up short in their own eyes, pouty, and disdainful of others who do have positive upbeat outlooks on life.
…And it really has nothing to do with social or financial status…it is an inner sense of contentment and joy that prevails with certain people… no matter the circumstances in their life at the time.
When people go through life always dissatisfied, always looking for greener pastures, always believing they are getting short-changed… …they never break out of these outlook on life patterns. They never see themselves the way God sees each and every one of us.
When we judge ourselves lacking…we not only aren’t helping ourselves but we end up serving no one. God gave each of us an unique strength…we each have what it takes to inhabit it fully.
Kate Wolfe Jensen perhaps says it best ” You can begin to catch a glimpse of your brilliance by noticing what brings you joy. What’s easy for you? What makes your heart sing?
When you are happy, you are strong and you can share your delight with others. That will bring them strength.”
It is only through sharing our strengths and weakness that we can allow others to strengthen our weaknesses while using our strengths to do the same for them. We each have personal gifts to share.
We each are enough…we are unique…in fact we are downright magnificent! 🙂
So until tomorrow…If you want a memorable life, the research is very clear: You have to live a life worth remembering.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Loved getting my postcard yesterday from Rutledge while he was visiting grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins in New Hampshire and the White Mountains! Love you back Rutledge! Boo Boo!