“Life is both priceless and unpredictable… I don’t want to waste a minute of it on self-pity, worry, guilt, resentment, anger, or any character defect that may stand in the way of becoming the kind of person I want to be.” – Hope for Today
Often, when I say to others, or remind myself, that ‘we insist on being happy’, the answer I hear is something like ‘How can anyone be happy when ___’. And that’s a great question. Tragedies happen all the time, let alone simple expectations that go unmet. Financial, emotional, relationship, traffic, health and other problems confront us on a regular (usually daily) basis. But how great would it be if no matter what (death, sickness, financial ruin, car crash, etc) we could still be grateful, still be happy, still love life? Personally, I think it would be amazing. And that’s why I put so much energy into training my brain to stay in the Attitude of Gratitude no matter what. Does it always work? Of course not. But putting in a couple of hours each day using recovery and spiritual tools to shift my perception has resulted in a shift whereby, about 96.7% of the time ILML!