The sun sets on another day…
Perhaps I should say the sun rises on another day. I am sitting here this morning staring off into a perfectly clear sky. The warm colors of the morning are painted across the horizon while before me a series of blues seem shatter good morning. Behind me Darkness still embraces the sky.
It is in moments like this, moments of perfect clarity, that we become more aware of our life and the decisions around us. It is when we can see the farthest that we often see the closest as well. As I sit looking over this amazing morning I can’t help but think about all of the decisions in my life that brought me to where I am today. I have spoke several times about years ago standing on top of a hill and making a decision and how that decision was eventually taken away from me. It is in mornings like this that I realize the only decision I had was for myself and for no one or nothing else.
A wise person once said to me that I could not make them happy as that was their choice. I had spent a lifetime trying to make people around me happy and it was not until those words were spoken that I realized I could never have done so. Instead I could only create a situation where others had the opportunity to be happy and then just work on being happy myself.
How much time are you spending worried about other people’s happiness? How much time have you spent trying to make sure that other people are well taken care of and happy?
If you are a longtime reader you know that much of what I write is meant for my children. I would ask them did all of the things I did to make them happy truly make them happy? As I bought things or planned vacations or did what they thought would make them happy was I making them happy at all? As they have grown older I have seen massive changes and now the biggest thing I see is that they have found a way to be happy independent of others. No money, no gift, or anything else is making them happy, it is their choice.
At least it’s something to think about.
So as the sun sets on another day, or the sun rises on a new day, or the sun stands high in the sky on this day, be happy for yourself. Don’t make your life a series of events to make others happy but instead lead the way by being happy yourself and others will follow. You can do it, you can be that person leading the way no matter what.
Sleep sweet, dream big, achieve even more…