Such a simple question. Not always a simple answer. I am happy for the most part. Sometimes I have to get out of my own way.
This morning for instance I awakened in pain. That could destroy my happiness and my plans to go hiking. I had to get out of my way. I have decided to go hiking. What’s the worst thing that could happen? We don’t complete the entire trail. Yes, I could end up in more pain, but movement is lubricant. Right? Like the tin man… He only had problems when he stopped moving. “Move it or lose it” is my new motto. My arm and shoulder has full range again. Well, the rest of me needs to step in line too.
So, I am being mindful of my negative thoughts. This is helpful in many areas, especially in being happy. I just need to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Instead of I can’t hike, because my lower back is throbbing. I am going to hike and hopefully it will help the spasms in the long run. By the way, I did discuss this with my doctor. I begin PT to start strengthening my back on Tuesday. He said to keep walking.
So are you happy? I am.
Love, Peace and Light! Rita