Monday, September 11, 2017

Celebrate A Welcoming


I think it's always good to have an open mind and an open heart. If you close yourself off too much and forget to "smell the roses" as they say; you give yourself less of a chance for new possibilities and opportunities.

For a long time, I lived for my career and everything in my life revolved around it. In retrospect, I can see things I missed out on because I felt that the job was the only important thing in my life. I learned that lesson the hard way!

But I also believe that everything happens for a reason. I had to learn that there was more to life than pleasing others. And honestly, I didn't gain much from it except lifetime mental health issues! I was seeking approval for such a long time and that's what really drove me. Instead of seeking approval from others, I should have tried to make myself happy and approve of my own choices!

I do that now and I've never been happier. It's allowed me to have an open mind and spirit. I make sure I take time every day to enjoy what nature has to offer all around me. This makes me feel so grateful for nature's gifts and increases my appreciation for the simpler things I have in my life. For me, what's important isn't always tangible.

8 comments:

Treey said...

Hi Rain, we all make mistakes, but my friend Chris says we need to learn from them If we are to progress in life. I think he's right when he says that. He's a bit clever is Chris. He was the best man at my wedding so I'm bound to say that. No-one is perfect and.I like to read your philosophy on life I agree a lot with what you say.

Pam Jackson said...

Aw, good for being sure that you are happy! It is important that we make ourselves happy, it is best for our health and life and in the long run, us being happy helps make others around us happy. I love nature, love seeing the animals out in nature. When I see wild deer it always brings a big smile and just seems to make my day! Love your out look on life.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Your road has been a very bumpy one. I'm so glad you found happiness and peace in your life. You seem to be in a really good place now.

Rain said...

Thanks Terry :) I agree, we all make mistakes, nobody's perfect. I just have a wee little regret that I didn't take action long ago. But then the whole idea of "fate" comes in to my thoughts. Had I taken action and changed my ways so long ago, I wouldn't have suffered the burnout, which would have been great, but then my life would have taken a different direction and I never would have met Alex...it's a big mind boggling, so I feel like to get where I am today, I had to go through what I did all my yesterdays.

Rain said...

Hi Pam :) Thank you :) I've really changed a lot over the years. You wouldn't have recognized the career-driven single power gal I was before lol...I barely recognize her! Deer are my absolute favourite wild animal...they are so graceful and free. I'm very much into totems too, and their messages...maybe I'll do a totem post next. :)

Rain said...

Hi Martha :) Yes, thanks, I am in a great place right now! Maybe not so much emotionally, but I can't really change that so I just try to keep my life as harmonious as I can to avoid the bad stuff like panic and depression - gosh I can't stand having that! Comes out of nowhere at times. But prevention works, and living up here certainly adds to the prevention. It's funny looking back sometimes isn't it? I used to live in a condo, work in a suit, have a great salary and career...I'm so NOT that person anymore and I'm grateful for it!

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

This rings so very true for me. Slowly, ever so slowly I am realizing that my career is at the bottom of the proverbial totem pole.

Rain said...

It's a hard lesson to learn Dianna...especially when we want a certain lifestyle. But you're so close to retirement!!! Just make sure to take care of yourself while you're reaching that step!!!