Monday, May 28, 2012

Embracing Your Happily

by Kris Pitcher

Think you'll be happily ever after you've hit your goal, or your goal weight? Think again. If you've created a fairy tale around this process, there may not be a happily ever after for you.

The good news? Your happily is right now. Embracing it is the problem. Waiting for some distant point in the future to pin your happiness on is setting yourself up to be unhappy for who knows how long.

I'll be happy in 15 pounds. Why not be happy right now? What will you have in 15 pounds that you don't have right now? Will your house be paid off? Will you be retired? Or, have the prefect job? Will you have completed the things on your life's "to do" list? What will be different?

Your life is happening right now. Memorial Day is a good time to remind us to live in the present. We are grateful for our freedoms, for those who have given the ultimate price for each of us. Many of us celebrate loved ones and lost ones on this day.

Put your process into perspective. Waiting is wanting what you don't have. Being happy now allows you to do the things you need to do in order to keep working toward your goals. Embracing your happily empowers you to care enough to take care of yourself. Today. After all, your happily is right now.

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