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Traveling…

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”
Margaret Lee Runbeck

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I agree with this. I think if you are not happy where you are chances are you won’t be happy when you get to where you’re going. And if you are not happy when you get to where you’re going chances are you will move on again looking for happiness.

I’m not saying you should stay where ever you are in life. Life is not stagnant, it is ever changing and when we embrace change we are living life not just enduring it. For many of us, change is difficult and we avoid it. I cannot say that I have reached the point where I embrace change but I have learned that avoiding change doesn’t keep it from happening it just makes life a struggle.

I have traveled life for quite awhile and have been to a few stations along the way. Some stations were hard to leave and others couldn’t be left fast enough and a couple I got stuck in and needed help getting out. The more of life I travel the more I understand happiness and the travels become happier and the stations more of a resting place.  Change?  Still difficult but it’s okay.  I don’t let it get in the way. I just keep moving on one step at a time.

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Happiness is not…

 

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Margaret Lee Runbeck

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While walking…

Today was gloriously beautiful!  The sun was showing off in blue skies with wispy white clouds and the air was warm but the wind had a bit of cool to it.  So, I did what any intelligent person would do I went for a long walk and let my mind wander here and there.walk
As my mind and I were meandering with no particular destination I got to thinking about the quote for the past week In Other Words challenge.  Good thing because this is the last day to post for this quote:

“Unhappiness is caused by believing that something 
is missing that we need to be happy.”
Gina Lake

Anyway, as I was walking and looking at the wonder of creation and thinking about unhappiness and happiness I realized I am truly happy.  Well, I have known for a long time that I am happy. I wasn’t always but I am now.  The reason I am happy now is unlike my thinking in the past I now know I have all I need to be happy. Nothing is missing.  Oh, there are things I don’t have that I would like to have. But these are things I want not need.  There is a difference that I didn’t always understand and now I do.  I am blessed beyond imagination and  know it.

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“Unhappiness is caused by believing that something 
is missing that we need to be happy.”
Gina Lake

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