Most of us have grown up with the idea that once we “find love”, our lives will be complete. Our partner is supposed to fill in all of the blank spots and make us happy. I certainly believed this and wanted it too, so I spent a lot of time thinking about what would make me happy in a relationship, and felt frustrated, resentful and even angry, when my partner didn’t seem to be living up to my ideal.
One day I ran into a woman in the thrift store, and she asked me how Jack was. I casually answered, “The happier I get, the better he seems!” and we both laughed, but after I realized that it was the truth.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Wishing you a day filled with happy, good, loving, expansive, optimistic, self-loving, appreciative thoughts!
“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about”. Dale Carnegie