Ten Things I Wish My Mom Had Told Me…

Find your own Happiness.

Happiness will not be found in that new outfit, in the bottom of the ice cream bucket, nor in that really cute guy (Promise!).

Happiness can only come from within you. You must know yourself. Take time to journal, meditate and read inspirational books. This will help.

Not following your values and beliefs will break your heart.

There is a high degree of peace and confidence that comes from following what you believe in. Compromising those values will always lead to suffering.

Your partner in life should be your best friend.

Why would you want this to be different? You will be spending the rest of your life with this person. It should be fun.

You must, 100%, trust that life partner.

Again, why would you want this to be different? Trust is knowing in your heart that this person has your best interests at heart. Yes, they will make mistakes, but you can always rely on them to care about you.

Let others in.

People will hurt you and deceive you, yes. Forgive them and let them go if you need to. However, do not let that hold you back from giving fully to the next person. Holding back is a huge barrier to intimacy.

Always stick up for the underdog, the abused and the downtrodden.

We are here to make this world a better place. By helping someone who needs a hand you are creating more peace in the world.

Be kind, always.

Kindness heals. Anger and hate makes the world darker. There is never an instance where kindness can’t be used. Even if you are disciplining someone, disagreeing with someone or, alas, breaking up with someone.

Do work that you enjoy.

And old proverb states, “If you work at a job you love, you will never work a day in your life.”

This may be a bit of a stretch as there are aspects of every job that are tedious or mundane. However, if the purpose of your “work” is something you are passionate about, then you can put that passion and love into your career daily, making it easier and more enjoyable!

Don’t be afraid to change something if it isn’t working out.

Things change. The career is no longer what you want. Your relationship has gone off the rails. whatever. Make good decisions yes, but you are allowed to change your mind.

Yes, you can change careers — at any age.

Just because you have invested years and a tonne of education into your career, you can change it. Even later in life. You have only one life to live.

Say Thank You Everyday.

Gratitude can do more to create your happiness than anything else out there. Try it.

Embrace Live and Live it.

Much Thanks Healthy Living Tribe!

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