A fellow blogger, who is also the wonderful sister of one of my best friends, posted something very meaningful to me in one of her posts a few months back. I discovered it this week and it really helped spark a more positive attitude in me, something I really needed. I hope she doesn't mind if I share the line from her blog. . .
Wonderful Sister wrote that when she finds herself talking to her mom about worries and anxieties, her mom will often stop her and say, "Wonderful Sister, I give you permission to be happy."
I, like so many of my friends who are also anxiety prone, often feel like I'm not worthy of being happy. That if don't think of every way that something could go wrong I am doing myself a disservice when in reality I am making myself crazy! I let the past get in the way of today instead of deciding, against all odds, that I am going to just BE and be happy. I am so much better at that now than I ever was but find myself going through funks every once in a while.
Wednesday Wisdom: Give yourself permission to be happy!
Thanks to Ping and Pal (aka Wonderful Sister) for the inspired wisdom and for having one of the most positive and happy blogs I've ever read. http://pingandpal.blogspot.com/