So, in the meantime, let’s all do what we can to make the world a better place. Whether you have a four million dollars in your bank account or four, you can still do your part to improve the world around you. Smile at a stranger. Buy a friend lunch. Incorporate compassion and forgiveness into all of your interactions. It’s not the the one-step-to-fix-all solution, but it’s a good place to start.
Compersion, on the other hand, makes me feel excited and it makes my friends feel good too. And that makes me feel even better. So it’s an endless loop of happiness.
If you can find happiness in the “little” moments, then you can always find happiness. And the truth is, you can find happiness in moments like that. You can enjoy any situation. Every “big” situation is filled with infinite “little” things to appreciate.
I can still take some time off work. And I can still enjoy a brownie or two. But it’s equally important to acknowledge that there’s a chance that I won’t get fifty more years to enjoy. And I shouldn’t take the future for granted. Because they are certainly not guaranteed.
Mindfulness and ambition are not mutually exclusive. You can accept the current situation and still acknowledge that you are capable of more.
I cannot control what happens to me in life, but I can always control how I respond. I can choose to get angry and frustrated when things don’t go exactly the way I’d like. Or I can choose to greet every situation with love and acceptance.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some sort of recipe we could follow that would give us happiness, love and joy?
“Mix together 1 part self-esteem with 2 parts relationships and 4 parts fulfillment. Bake for two hours and enjoy.”
Unfortunately, life doesn’t come with instructions like that.
Instead of using dating to reevaluate your own self-worth, see it as an opportunity for growth, learning, and experiencing. You already know that you’re incredible – you don’t need a stranger’s validation to remind you.