Today's prompt was both easy and difficult. It is very easy for me to say, "I want to stop feeling that I am responsible for everyone else's happiness." It is so hard for me to do. When I was little my mother used to tell me, "You can't make everyone else happy, so make yourself happy and you will have pleased someone." I thought that was incredibly selfish but now I realize, at least intellectually, that I can't please everyone nor can I really make others happy. But there many days that I still keep on trying and this can be exhausting. So I would like to begin to put myself first. Even writing that was hard to do so I realize that for me this will not be easy. But if I begin today, one step at a time, hopefully it will become easier. So today I would like to put down the burden of always making other people happy and to start thinking of my own happiness more.
2/1/2011 08:14:09 pm
Let yourself find peace over this issue Ginny! As you wish for yourself, so do I wish for you as well.
2/2/2011 09:19:36 am
Wasn't your Mum such a wise woman!!! I wish mine had said that... As you wish for yourself I so lovingly wish this for you also. It took ....still takes me a long time to get to that myself!
2/3/2011 04:38:39 am
What a wise mother! As Ginny wishes for herself, so do I wish for her.
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