Your First Time Getting High
It's High Time I Gave Myself Permission To Be Happy - How About You?
I'm two days away from a badly-needed, fun-filled weekend away with my girlfriends, and you'd think I was scheduled for root canal.
I've been sitting here all morning, moping about how I wish I had a lot more money to take with me, wishing I could buy some cute new clothes to pack for the trip, wishing I could look better in the clothes I do have (in spite of being down 18 pounds as of today thanks to the new diet), wondering if I'm going to find time to write while I'm there (because I'm behind on a couple of projects), worrying about how mad Peter will be if my plane is delayed and I can't pick the kids up on time...
I was groaning about all of this to a friend and she finally looked at me and said, "Enough! You're going to go have a great time, so shut up already and just go with it!"
She's absolutely right. None of that stuff I'm worrying about is going to change anything. I have the money I have, I'm wearing the clothes I'm wearing, and my flight will come in when my flight comes in. What I do in and around all that is my choice, and really, would it kill me to be happy? To let myself just cut loose and enjoy a weekend? To revel in the laughter and company of my friends and not give a damn about the rest?
I'm reminded of a book that came out last year titled, "" by Bronnie Ware. Bronnie is a palliative care nurse, who shares her experiences with helping her patients through the end of their days. She compiled a blog post detailing many of the common regrets of people who are facing their own mortality, and that post was so well-received she wrote a book about it, sharing with us the things that dying people have taught her about her own life.
She detailed the five most common regrets as:
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5.I wish that I had let myself be happier.
Do you see that last one? Because I'm looking at it and it's eight feet high and the letters are glowing neon. Happiness is a choice, and this week, I'm going to actively make it.
Video: Willow Smith - Female Energy (Music Video)
Got cancer Non-smoker Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centers got a survey for you
High-Dose Vitamin D Failed to Curb Heart Disease in Study
How to Thaw Frozen Breast Milk
Meghan Markle and Her Mom Arrive at Their Hotel the Night Before the Royal Wedding
Hack Pornhub And The Website Will Give You 25,000
How to know if you are cancer attractive
The Best and Worst Foods for Bad Moods
How to Prepare Glycerol Stock
How to Take Care of Your Face (Females)
Inside Paula Deens Home
How to Identify Baccarat Crystal
How to Find the Most Flattering Bangs for Your FaceShape
Optimal Fitness Takes Tossing the Food Myths