|Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on January 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM|
The following is from an email fro my good friend Natalie Ledwell.
I thought it too goo to let pass.
"Most people have it wrong.
Most folks think that by gathering more stuff,
they'll finally find happiness.
But often, you can find true happiness RIGHT NOW,
in this moment, simply by letting go.
Here are 4 things that you can let go of that will
make you a happier, more peaceful person by the
time you hit the sack tonight:
1) Let go of the need to impress others.
If you're a human being, chances are you care about
what other people think of you.
After all - we are naturally social creatures!
But if you find yourself spending too much of your
time, money or energy trying to impress other people
and get their approval, you're not being true to YOU.
There's no need to try and be something you're not,
because who you are right now is FABULOUS!
Focus instead on living the most authentic version
When you fully embrace who you are and share it with
others, you'll find that people will appreciate how
REAL you are and will flock to you effortlessly.
2) Let go of the need to be right.
Sometimes when we feel we've been mistreated or
misunderstood by someone, we can get caught up
into wanting that person to admit they've
And we want an apology!
Or at least acknowledgement that we are right and they're
The problem is that not all human beings see things
from the same perspective. In your world, you're
right… but in their world, so are they.
There are definitely times where an apology is necessary.
But most other times, rather than allowing feelings of
negativity to take root inside you and start spilling
over into other areas of your life, it may be best to
ask yourself this:
"Do I want to be right? Or do I want to be happy?"
Often it's just our ego that keeps us holding on to past
resentments and upsets. Instead, consider letting go of
the desire to be right and you'll find you'll instantly
restore happiness and contentment in your life.
3) Let go of the desire to gossip.
I've heard it said that gossip is just a cheap way to make
yourself feel good, and I have to agree.
We all know that gossiping about other people is… well, not
But when the people around you are doing it, it can be easy to
slip into doing it too!
Consider though that the quality of your life depends on the
quality of the conversations you have.
If you want to live a more fulfilling life, start by embracing
the power of your word. Your voice is powerful! And what you
have to say makes a difference.
Be committed to having more positive conversations about
things that matter… not people… and you'll be surprised how
quickly you'll brighten your outlook on life.
4) Let go of the past.
It's easy to dwell on the past, especially when the future is
Looking to the past can feel safe… we know what has happened
and we know what we could do to change things… if only we
had the chance.
The truth is though that you never will have the chance to
change the past.
Not unless scientists finally invent a time machine.
Your past has served its purpose - its brought you to the
place you are today and made you the person you are now.
And who you are right now is absolutely perfect.
Be grateful for your experiences, but know that NOW is all
you have. So do your best to enjoy each moment. Give
yourself the gift of being present!
To your everlasting happiness,
P.S. I have a challenge for you…
Out of the four things I've listed above, what one are
you willing to take on THIS WEEK for your own happiness?"