~Thoughts for a Happier Life~
1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean.Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don't Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Don't Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstanding, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
~The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz
Happy HAPPY Anniversary to the man I have loved and adored for 22 years, and counting. Who teaches me how to be a better person with each and every passing day, and who fills my Life with Love and more Happiness than I ever imagined possible. You are my dream come true. Can't wait to see where the next 22 years will take us, this is one long adventure, and one I hope will never end. I love you, Joel. I always have, and I always will. xox
And Happy HAPPY (belated) Anniversary to my beautiful sister and her wonderful husband, a couple I have admired, loved, and cherished for 33 years and counting. You two set the standard for "amazing relationships", and you are an inspiration to me each and EVERY day of my life. You two have always practiced what you "preached", and are the shining example of what 2 people truly in love and committed to each other can do, both in the good times, and in the bad. Where there is true love, there is hope... and you share and give both to each other every day. I love you, Terri and Bill, more than I can ever say, and miss you more than you can possibly know. xox