So true what they say… you don’t really know someone until you’ve lived, worked or traveled with them!
There is no secret recipe for happiness & contentment. The individuals who move through life joyously have not necessarily been blessed with lives of abundance, love, success & prosperity. Such people have, however, been blessed with the ability to take the circumstances they’ve been handed & make them into something great. Our individual realities are colored by perception—delight & despair come from within rather than without. Situations we regard as fortuitous please us while situations we judge inauspicious cause us no end of grief. Yet if we can look at all we have accomplished without dwelling on our perceived misfortune & make each new circumstance our own, the world as a whole becomes a brighter place. A simple shift in attitude can help us recognize & unearth the hidden potential for personal & outer world fulfillment in every event, every relationship, every duty & every setback.
The universe is often an unpredictable & chaotic place & the human tendency is to focus on the negative & assume the positive will care for itself. But life can be no more or no less than what you make of it. If you are working in a job you dislike, you can concentrate on the positive aspects of the position & approach your work with gusto. What can you do with this job that can turn it around so you do love it. When faced with the prospect of undertaking a task you fear, you can view it as an opportunity to discover what you are truly capable of doing. Similarly, unexpected events, when viewed as surprises, can add flavor to your existence. By choosing to love life no matter what crosses your path, you can create an atmosphere of jubilance that is wonderfully infectious. A change in perspective is all it takes to change your world, but you must be willing to adopt an optimistic, hopeful mind-set. DailyOM
“If we were to make the conscious & frequent effort of treating others with consideration, the effects on us & on society as a whole would be amazing.” – Henry Charles Link
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie
“Successful relationships are built upon the foundation of bringing committed love to the table every day, communicating your feelings, receiving your partner’s feelings and setting healthy boundaries to maintain a sense of independence within the relationship. This allows for love to be given and received, proper adjustments to be made if the line of communication gets fuzzy and still gives each of you the freedom to be yourself and bring forth your unique creative expression. This combination will manifest the strongest and healthiest relationships in your life. And remember, the purpose of relationships is to be happy, to learn and to CO-create a life together.” – Jackson Kiddard