At the end of the day, you are in control of your own happiness.
Life is going to happen weather you overthink it, overstress it or not.
Just experience life and be happy along the way.
You can’t control everything in your life, but you can control your happiness.
Some of our struggles involve making decisions, while others are a result of the decisions we have made. Some of our struggles result from choices others make that affect our lives.
We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond. Many struggles come as problems and pressures that sometimes cause pain.
Others come as temptation, trials, and tribulations.
L. Lionel Kendrick
A few years ago I use to attend a massage school in Maitland Fl, the outskirts of Orlando.
One week, we learn how to relax our bodies through meditation.
We had to lay down face-up position. We couldn’t move our body, just resting like we dead.
After we achieve that state, we imagine ourselves in a place where we feel relaxed. I image myself on the sunny beaches of Florida with palm trees everywhere with shades on. Also on this week, they had a function going on outside so we had to force even better.
In 10 minutes I was out including others. I was amazed I was able to accomplish this. Whenever I can’t sleep right I do this and it always helps.
If you don’t meditate, I suggest you do. Might help ya!
The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective.
You don’t have control over your situation.
But you’ve a choice about how you view it.
I remember a few years ago I use to work in the Hilton in Orlando FL, near the highway. Nice place to visit by the way.
One night there was an old lady with a sweet perfume smell. I recognize the smell because I had to check a room a night before and it was the same smell and I love it.
I approach the lady and ask where did she get her perfume from? I explained to her I smell this last night when I had to check a room. I said to her If you don’t mind me asking but where did you buy your perfume? I like the smell.
She laughed and smiled. She told me it was called BombShell from Victoria Secrets. Her granddaughter got it for her.
After that day, any girl I talked to I always buy them that perfume. I love the smell and they do too.
I found it funny certain smells can linger in an area long enough for you to sniff it out. Follow your nose, you might find something good one day.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
–The Philosophy Of Epictetus
No matter what your choices are, you truly have no control about what people think of you.
Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words.
Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions.
Consider and judge your actions, for they will become your habits.
Acknowledge and watch your habits for they shall become your values.
Understand and embrace your values for they become your destiny.
I remember back when I was living in Orlando, FL it was difficult for me to get up one morning.
It wasn’t because I was sleepy or lazy, I just couldn’t move my body.
It felt like someone’s powerful arms were pinning me down and I couldn’t do anything about it but force myself up, which I end up achieving.
Weird isn’t it? The old heads call it them demons trying to process you boy, etc. And you know… I kinda believe them.
Wasn’t like I was in danger. I fully knew what was going on. I just couldn’t move and when I tried to I just couldn’t. No, I didn’t see any funny-looking demon sitting on top of me. But till this day I couldn’t explain that and when I did get up I just sat that like WTF just happen?? Patting all over my body and stuff making sure I was okay.
That was like five or six years ago but I’m here to tell it. Maybe one day I’ll settle down and watch some YouTube videos about it but until then stay bless folks.