If you look inside, you will find strength, you will find beauty, you will find wisdom. It’s easy to persuade ourselves that we’re not good enough, especially when it feels like everyone else is saying that too. But all the tools we need are right inside us. If you close your eyes and really look deep inside, you’ll find that voice of courage and love and faith. And then you need to hand a megaphone to that voice. Because you don’t deserve anything but words of love and optimism. They’ll be enough people out in the world trying to criticise you and bring you down, but don’t let them drown out your inner voice. You are strong, you are beautiful and you can conquer anything. You can be whoever you want to be.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Golda Meir
Quote of the Day.
I have found that our happiness tends to be highly reliant on our relationships, the moods of others, the situations we find ourselves in, and even what we own and have in our lives. But we need to learn how to find happiness from within and to be happy in our own bodies and mind, because we cannot always control the world around us. To me, finding happiness within ourselves can simply come from getting to know ourselves alone, spending quality time by ourselves, laughing at ourselves, feeding ourselves with positive affirmations, and focusing on the good things happening in our lives right now. Happiness within instils confidence, as we begin to rely on ourselves for validation, approval, acceptance, reassurance and so on, rather than seeking it through people who may not fulfil our needs. When we learn to be happy within ourselves, we are much more grateful for what we have and for what we are given, we are much more appreciative and stronger in our relationships, we are much more giving and open, and we begin to find positivity in the world anywhere. Most of all, we choose our happiness rather than expect it to be given to us, which creates greater opportunity for happiness. Once we establish that foundation, it radiates from within and touches everything around us.
“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you” – Ralph Marston