Are You Happy Being Miserable?

Some people seem to be, but are you? Do you dump on others–especially your parents for all your bad decisions? Do you keep yourself living a life of despair because it’s what you know and just easier? Stop being a drama queen or king, and certainly stop with the me, me, me, attitude. No one is really happy being miserable and that’s why it’s time to change how you’re living your life.

Stand up and take responsibility for all the awful choices you have made. We all make them, but the person that wants to live in harmony accepts them and moves on. Why are you still blaming your parents for what you think is the truth? Do you really believe that they favored your sibling over you? Unless you were abused, lived with alcoholics or drug users, get over it and move on–you are an adult now, aren’t you? The person who really wants to find the joy in life lives in the present. You are really a lost puppy if you are still living in the past.

Start looking at what you can do to make the changes needed in your life to be a balanced and happy person. You owe it to yourself not to live a life of misery. Try gratitude on for size, it’s guaranteed to grow your soul. And don’t forget loving something besides yourself.

“The bell of mindfulness tolls in each moment, inviting us to come to our senses, reminding us that we can wake up to our lives, now, while we have them to live.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Don’t let the rip tides pull you under. Learn to flow with the ocean currents of life.

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14 thoughts on “Are You Happy Being Miserable?

  1. smilecalm says:

    wonderful encouragement!
    funny, but yes
    i can be happily
    miserable 🙂

  2. Denise Hisey says:

    Hubby and I were just having a conversation this morning about this very topic! It’s easy to get caught up in being miserable as ‘a way of life.’ Excellent post on an excellent topic!!

  3. hipmonkey says:

    We grow up when we stop blaming others for our own mistakes. Some of my kids need to learn this, they are approaching 40 years old and live in a fantasy world where they rationalize perfectly the lies they tell themselves, while their kids are sucked into their parent’s hell and almost certainly will repeat this pattern, at least for a while.

    • Nice to hear from you, David 🙂 Wow, we have something in common here. I too have a child in her 40s that is doing just what you have said your kids are doing. She’s living a miserable life and dragging her kids along and doesn’t have to live that way at all. I was inspired by her attitude to write this post. You are so right that we do grow up when we stop blaming others for our own mistakes. Hopefully these adult kids will figure it out before it’s too late.

  4. I remember someone saying “change the channel” meaning to “switch” the thought life. Easier said than done at first…Making habits happen. Thanks Michele for the follow! xo

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