Friday, June 15, 2012

You Have To Make Yourself Happy Too

     I've had an epiphany! All my life I have been a peacemaker, a don't rock the boat kind of person. I have taken it on the chin and rearranged my life to make other people happy forever. Sometimes it paid off, but sometimes it didn't. I have now made the decision that I am not going to be the one to hold my tongue any more. If you tick me off I'm going to let you know.
     Now, don't get the wrong idea. I'm not going to go looking for a fight and it takes a lot to get me really mad, but something happened recently that has made me see that no matter how hard you try, no matter how much you give, it's never going to be enough for some people and you can suddenly find yourself very unhappy for spending so much time pleasing everyone but you.
     I'm not going to do this anymore. I have things I want to do in my life and things I want to accomplish and I'm not going to set aside those goals anymore. If it interferes with your plans, change them, or do it yourself.
     If I am available, and if I want to do it, and if I'm in a good mood I might help you out. If not you are on your own. I'm not a martyr and never planned to be, so consider yourselves forewarned.
     I pinned a pin on Pinterest that says. "Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you will be criticized anyway" Eleanor Roosevelt. I pinned that forever ago and it has new meaning to me now.
     Thanks for your time, over and out.

1 comment:

  1. Do you regret being a peacemaker? Or do you feel you have "served" your time and now you get to do what you want?