Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Peace & Happiness

I'm turning forty this year. This means many of my friends are turning forty too. I'm noticing it's making all of us think about a few things... take stock if you will. I'll be posting some thoughts here. To start, here are some general thoughts I had today about peace and happiness. Thanks to my friend who inspired both these thoughts and this blog.

To achieve peace, figure out what it takes you happy, and run towards it. This will change often throughout your life. This is normal. Don't worry about this. It's life.

Take action on the things you want to and can change. Even if you're not where you want to be, you'll feel great knowing you're moving in the right direction. This takes courage and fortitude, but it's worth it.

And remember. There are some things you can't change. Put them out of your mind. Be at peace. Things you focus on increase in importance.

Embrace the discomfort of not being in control; this acceptance will strengthen your personal power. Focus on playing your cards, not the hand you're dealt. This last part is especially key.

My wish for you today is:
That you are granted the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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