Sunday, November 14, 2010

In a Happy Place...

This post has been in draft form for a few months.  As I get back to reflecting and blogging, I thought this was a perfect post to start with.  A couple of months ago I  came across this post  and it really made me think.

My last school year was one TOUGH year.  I lost both my father and mother-in-law, had a job that I loved, but had so much stress from an unhealthy work environment, that it physically made me sick.  In December of that year I made the conscious decision to finish off the year and then resign.  It was a hard choice and I wasn't sure what I was learning in this process, but I am so happy that I took that leap.

I am now in a place where I am truly happy.  I think that I am in this happy place because when life was tough....I loved people anyway...I did good anyway...I was honest and frank anyway...I helped people anyway...and I gave the world the best that I had anyway.  Life has rewarded me for staying true to myself.  It wasn't easy, but what I have learned though out life is that true lessons in life are never easy.

The Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. Keith.

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.