How many times in our lives have we heard the words…be with someone that makes you happy? I’ve heard it, read it and even said it more often than I could count. Why? Why do we put so much stock in who we are with and so little stock in who we are?
Of course it’s wonderful to BE with someone who makes us feel all the happy feels we can. Allowing someone to bring joy into our lives is fantastic! Sharing that joy with that person….fabulous. Having our happiness be a priority to someone else….spectacular!
BUT putting our happiness in the hands of anyone else is a dangerous thing to do.
We have to own that power. We have to embrace it. Because at the end of the day we are the only one that can create a solid foundation of inner happiness.
I am growing into that independence. It’s work for some of us and that’s ok!!
There is this beautiful balance we can all find. It sits between taking care of ourselves and being confident in our ability to be happy, secure, loved, respected and even cherished (to name a few wonderful things) all on our own. Actually giving ourselves all those things….
accepting it when others offer us those gifts as well.
It’s not like Narnia or Horwarts….it’s a very real and very attainable place to live. We just have to believe we are worthy.
This is my own submission for my Creative (Penguin) Prompt this week. I’d love for you to take part as well! Click the image below to read all about it. You still have today (Wed) and tomorrow (Thur) to take part!! I’ll share your links on Friday.