Throughout the past few years I’ve grown to be impatient with people who complain about the things in their life that they control.
Don’t get me wrong, I am an understanding and compassionate friend.
I am also a professional complainer; just ask my mother… I’m talking about growing tired of those people who, time and time again, grumble about things they have control over; for instance, their relationships, their jobs, even their happiness.
My self-reflective attitude and positive mindset have allowed me to learn (or at least start to learn) how to stop whining about the things that I have control over.
I believe that we, as individuals, are the only people who know how to truly make us happy. As corny as this sounds, I believe that we are the masters of our own destiny.
It is up to us to make changes in our lives that enable us to feel however it is we choose to feel.
I assume that if asked, most people would say they choose happiness. Yet I come across these people who continually gripe about their unhappiness, which they most often attribute to some thing which they actually, personally, control.
I’m not the type of person to just stop being friends with someone. However, my optimistic attitude has resulted in my naturally gravitating towards people who are decisive, reflective and proactive.
I have a greater appreciation for the friends in my life who contribute to my positive attitude and current happiness.
There are few things more rewarding than being friends with people who take control of their happiness and inspire you to do the same.
I have made a number of new friends throughout the past year who have contributed enormously to my ‘can-do’ attitude and my desire to take action to better myself.
So, if you don’t know what, or who, makes you happy, go find it…you’re the only one who can.