Thursday, April 12, 2012

Undercutting Unhappiness

Do you climb the same old hill day after day,
but it just isn't working for you?

Remind yourself that it is more than okay
to try something else...Something new!

Don't think only one path can lead to your dreams.
There is more than one way to arrive.

No journey is ever as hard as it seems.
Don't get stuck. Get creative, and thrive.

If you waste time judging the place where you are,
bemoaning the places you've been...

You'll run out of time to reach up for that star
and grab hold of the good life again.

So look for the best, and the best will find you.
Be unsinkable, like Molly Brown.

Move forward. Press on. Make some changes. Break through.
You can take that unhappiness down!

(knockout punch)

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32 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great wisdom here, Sue.

My favorite short reminder is: move a muscle; change a thought. (Leads to changing an attitude every single time for me.)

karen said...

This was so timely for me, Sue! I've just finished reading a book by John Ramsey (father of JonBenet Ramsey) that was incredibly inspiring - "The Other Side of Suffering." I expected it to be interesting, but didn't expect to be inspired to increase my own spirituality because I was so impressed by his and what he'd managed to accomplish in the face of so much tragedy. Anyway, today I did try to change a little, grow a little, start new and better habits in a few areas.

Grandma Honey said...

I like that...'you can take that happiness down!'...never thought of it that way. Ha!


And Karen...Thank you for the book tip. I read the one years ago by his wife. I didn't realize he had one out too...so I will go look for it now. Thanks!!

Terra said...

You found the BEST pictures to illustrate your smart words. Be unsinkable, I like that.

Dina Lettre said...

So, so true..and I love that 2nd print!

Nimue said...

Very inspiring .. lovely images :)

Caroline said...

So true, Sue. See? I am a poet! :)

I like that you've reminded us that we can make changes in our lives to bring about happiness. I SO agree with you. While we can't always control life's circumstances, we can certainly take charge of certain things. And not allow life's disappointment s to sink us.

I really loved this one.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...lots of wonderful wisdom in this one sue...def always be willing to try something new...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love this! Happiness really needs to be selected over being fussy.

sweetheart bitterheart said...

love this sue!

The Paw Relations said...

Fantastic thought provoking post. Love it.

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Eva Gallant said...

Loved this! Great advice and well illustrated! Great poem!

EG CameraGirl said...

Love your positive attitude!

Cherie said...

This is a very happy post Sue. I agree with it all.
I have always been a believer in choosing your direction and making your life what you want it to be.

beckyp said...

what a very good post Great points

Leovi said...

I love your message of the U, great!

Andy David said...

Hello Sue.
Wise words indeed and so beautifully illustrated. Thanks a lot for sharing & visiting.

Utter These Words To Me

Splendid Little Stars said...

great message!
All the images are wonderful!
UNsinkable!

storybeader said...

great message we should always thinks about when feeling blue. Nice photos and pictures! {:-Deb

Erika said...

yes. this is beautifully said and important for so many to keep in mind.

Never give up!

becky3086 said...

I really liked this one! You guys are so much more creative than I am.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful post, Sue! I loved your inspirational message and all the illustrations you used.

I will be blogging about Molly Brown soon as I visited her house in Denver, Colorado recently. She was some dynamo!

Ames said...

Perfect Sue! And it takes more muscles to frown than to smile. So I think I will be lazy and smile.~Ames

Gattina said...

That's very instructive ! I immediately change my road, lol !

momto8 said...

love this post! And I think courage comes with faith.

Mumsy¸.¤ยช“˜¨ said...

Fantastic post, Sue, and inspiring. I love the "Are You Happy" poster! It's perfect in every way!

Pondside said...

Yes, yes!! I needed that.
I spend a lot of time talking to clients about change
"If nothing changes, nothing changes"
or
"You can't keep on doing the same thing and expect a different outcome"
Time for me to take some of that advice as I approach a big date!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

You are ALWAYS to enlightening!! What a perfect post!! I so needed this today!! Thankyou!!

Esther Joy said...

A counsellor friend of mine once told me, "You can't always change your feelings, but you can change your thoughts and your thoughts will change your feelings!"

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sue,

Wonderful post for Alphabe-Thursday and very thought provoking. Great images to go with your message.

Jenny said...

This was such an inspirational post for the letter "U"...

Every morning I wake up I make a conscious decision to be happy and continue moving...

"If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, walk. If you can't walk, crawl, but by all means keep moving" MLK Jr.

Unbelievable job!

A+

anitamombanita said...

Great post...it seems so simple and it works so well. There's nothing like a little happiness to cure a little unhappiness. ;)

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