So sweet that you guys waited for me to finish childbirth class before going back so I wouldn't be left out, btw.
You know that I live to mop and practice the 15 Lock Drill. :-)
Anyway, if you don't want to read the whole article, here's a recap:
15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy:
1) Your need to always be right
2) Your need for control
4) Self-defeating self-talk
5) Limiting beliefs
8) The need to impress others
9) Resistance to change
13) The past
15) Living up to others' expectations
Wow, that's quite a list.
No time to go into detail about any of them tonight, but I did like one part enough to recopy it here. It was under #6 - Complaining:
"Nobody can make you unhappy, no situation can make you sad or miserable unless you allow it to. It’s not the situation that triggers those feelings in you, but how you choose to look at it."
I will remind myself (and the people in my life I love and want to see happy) of this when I see them giving others the power to make them unhappy.
Really. I will. I promise.
Starting tomorrow. I have to go to bed because I'm working again in the morning.