Muffins with Moms and the Pursuit of Happiness

This morning I had the absolute pleasure of meeting up with some old friends at Lily’s school.  We all went  through grade school together and now our children are in the same school.    I don’t get to see them much due to busy schedules so I always look forward to school events.  An inspiring compliment I received was  (and I paraphrase) “how is it that you look good in every picture you take and you are doing all of this on your own.”  Of course I brushed this off because I can definitely point out my flaws. I have many.

Side note: School friends are the absolute best because you have so many people to discuss and they know exactly to whom you are referring.

I will say this, my social media sites and blog site are authentic and an accurate depiction of my life.  I’m proud of that.  I do stay away from certain subjects mainly because I feel that have been given too much attention.    I’m positive because I’m learning to take care of myself.  I spent a long time looking after people and putting myself second, I forgot what it felt like to invest a little bit of time into improving my self worth.  Fortunately, I also have a partner that finds me worth investing in as well.

One topic that came up during our discussion was this; You will always find yourself stepping on toes in the pursuit of your own happiness.  This is just the nature of the game and it doesn’t matter.   Don’t hold back because of what other people think.  If your name is constantly coming out of the same mouth, you have a fan.

Newsflash! You don’t report to them and they have no control over what you do with your life.  This is your life.   You only get one chance to live.  Be true to yourself.

Here are some additional items to remember!

10 Points For Happiness

  • Don’t be petty.  This is an exhaustion of your energy.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others.  Again, you don’t want what other people want.
  • Understand that people will not like you for various reasons.  This is a refection of them, it has nothing to do with you.
  • If you find yourself feeling bad after seeing something on social media, Unsubscribe!
  • Eat healthy.
  • Practice gratitude.
  • Make plans you actually want to do.
  • Stop obsessing.
  • Build a support system.
  • Stop attempting to control everything.


Rock on Warriors!

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