I'm not proud of that time, but it's the truth. I finally chose to let others in and the weight lifted somewhat. But, I've noticed a lot lately that the bitter and angry side of me is coming out more and more. I don't like that person. I don't want to be her. I'm not her.
I fully believe we are 100% in control of our own emotions. Sometimes it's easier said than done, but if you want to be happy -- be happy. No one else can do that for you.
I'm saying goodbye to Negative Sally and Hello, Positive Patty!
Instead of focusing on my mistakes and my failures and coming here to whine about them, I'm going to start looking for the things I'm doing right. For the things I'm proud of. My successes. Life is so much more enjoyable with the right attitude.
My goal is to find one small, random act of kindness every day. Whether it's holding the door for someone. Letting a mother with her hands full go ahead in the grocery line. Shovel a neighbor's side walk. Anything at all to brighten someone else's day.
So, Operation Make Someone Smile is in affect! Who's with me?! Make someone's day brighter, and in turn, yours will be made even greater.