Happy (quote) Friday everyone! Today’s quote follows along the theme I’ve come back to quite a bit over the last few months, in particular, about finding that slice of happiness no matter what, “seeing the forest from the trees,” taking a step back and just taking stock in all the good in life, rather than harping on all the bad (when oftentines, the good FAR outweighs the bad, yet we let it steamroll us into sadness, negativity etc).
Sooo, today’s quote:
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”~Frederick Keonig
I just love this quote for so many reasons – it articulates what I feel I’ve learned and captured throughout this journey in one simple sentence. And, it can be applied to everyone’s lives, not just those going through divorce, but any hardship. And it is so utterly true – it ISN’T what we don’t have, it is what we DO have that we need to appreciate, cherish, and be absolutely thrilled for, not the things that we don’t have…whether that’s money, or a partner, or a better job, or skinnier thighs, or a whiter smile, or blond hair when you have red, or smaller feet!
Be happy, be thankful, be appreciative…it doesn’t get much simpler, and that sense of perspective and perception is really a learned trait. I feel I’ve learned it, yet am always working on maintaining that (especially in a moment of sadness, or low self-esteem etc). Lesson learned…over, and over, and over again.
Happy Friday everyone…hope it’s a good one!!