When we pin our happiness to people, things, and circumstances, we begin to hold onto them for dear life and stress about the possibility of losing it.
This week for me was lesson in just that. I held on to to-do lists, bus departures, new colleagues, and ego as if my happiness depended on them being crossed off, on time, amazing, and flawless. Each day, I held on a little bit tighter. And each day, finding happiness was a little bit harder. Come Thursday, when my grip was the tightest it has ever been, life popped – and I had to let go.
Not an hour went by after I loosened my grip before the good juices, conversations, and laughs were flowin again!
Lesson of my week: when we tell the world what we want, it listens – and then gives us what we need instead. Happiness is found when we stop holding on to what we want and start appreciating what it is we need.
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