Last Days of Summer
mint button-front midi wrap dress // tan slides (old from sara-similar) // white round sunglasses // tigers eye teardrop earrings
Does anyone else ever get caught up in the disillusion of “happiness”? I’ve heard happiness is fleeting more than once, but was reminded again this morning on HIS radio and about the difference between happiness and joy..
When I’m in a rut, feeling uninspired, not motivated and sometimes unhappy, there’s a process I go through in my head..
Am I just having an off day? Is it that time of the month? (ugh..why!) Did something happen to me to trigger this? Am I missing someone, something? Then if I start to have too many off days, I start over thinking about what the underlying root to my unhappiness is, acknowledge that maybe some of the happiness I had before might have been just temporary, high intensity feelings of self-centered happiness and then immediately try to change things and resolve the issue as quickly as possible. I don’t like wasting energy and time being negative, ungrateful or without joy (there is too much to be thankful for)..so I try to help God make changes in my life to get back on track….. I start something new or pick back up something old, even close off the world to avoid any temptations or being a temptation or negative energy to someone else…never just taking a moment to breath, give it all to Him, and change my attitude to gratitude.
I like to think that I live a life of somewhat balance, yet there are times I do get a little too confident in my abilities to stay grounded and be joyful. I feel truly blessed for everything God has given me. But I also can easily get swept off my feet..and not by anyone or anything…but just by myself. If and when I’m not careful, my mind and body will feed on too much of the feelings of empowerment, self-love, coveting and self-sufficiency and turn my feelings of joy into discontentment, fear, limitations and greed. And vis-versa.
Anyway, I like to write my thoughts down on occasion..rarely publicly. I’m pretty private with my emotions and to me I feel like there are too many blessings I’ve been given to complain about anything. But hey, maybe someone who reads this will relate or take something from it. We’re all flawed and should be loved for who we are! **BEARHUGS TO EVERYONE**
Lastly I leave this post with some quotes I found today..
“Man is bored, because he is too big to be happy with that which sin is giving him.” A.W. Tozer
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ” Ralph Waldo Emerson