Please raise your hand if this applies to you. If thing are going too well, how many of start to get nervous?
C’mon now..don’t be shy. I know I’m not the only one. And it’s no longer being blamed on my being a Libra either!
Life has a way of ebbs and flows that I used to think had to even out somewhere. So in my mind if something good happened that meant something equally bad was going to also appear to ‘even’ out things.
Maybe, but I don’t think I was or am alone. There is a reason we have sayings like ‘waiting for the other shoe to drop’ right? Or the idea of ‘walking a tight rope”. It seems the idea of Life Balance may be a little off.
Why on earth do we assume that we can’t simply have an overall happy life with a few blips along the way? Instead we prefer to think that the world is out to ‘get’ us, that we will be victims of something or other if we don’t worry enough and be vigilant.
Boy oh boy does this suck the life right out of us.
Have you ever stopped to think that this might be true only because we make it so? I have noticed that there is a limit to what is acceptable happiness. Kind of like a glass ceiling of sorts and if we get to close to feeling just blissfully happy we start to pull away from it.
Holy Crap….as a society as we afraid of being too happy???
I wonder, how uncomfortable would it feel for you to reply to the question “how are you?” with “I’m really quite happy and joyful”? But we are all perfectly okay with replying to the same question with “oh my goodness I feel awful” or “okay I guess” or “I’ve had better days”.
We are all so accepting of everyone being miserable that we are hardly concerned when someone tells us they are. This is concerning. How will we ever hear a cry for help is all we hear is this sort of thing?
Why is one socially okay but not the other? Is it a misery loves company sort of thing? Hmmm.
I know that my thoughts create my reality and I know my thoughts become my words and actions. SO perhaps what we need to do is start allowing the positives, the blessings to be what we say and do.
It’s time to make being happy the normal, and being down in the dumps unusual.
So, I’m going to try a little experiment and I hope you join me. For the next week or so I’m only going to talk about how great things are and I won’t be awkward about feeling good. I am going to share how blessed I feel, how grateful I am for what I have in my life rather than complain I don’t have everything perfect (yet). I’m going to cheer and celebrate when something good happens and downplay the not-so-good. You know..the reverse of what most of us do now.
I want to see how others react. Will they be uncomfortable, annoyed or join me in my positive thinking?
What do you think? Will you help me with this experiment?