When I was 5 years old my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.
Today’s assignment is to sit on the beach and think about what makes me happy and how to get to a place that I can be useful and still be me. I’ll let you know if I figure anything out. Happy Friday!
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the only one who’ll decide where you’ll go.
Yesterday I was reminded of the scene from the movie The Godfather when Al Pacino says “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”
I gave my resignation at work and I knew that no one was going to be very happy about that. What I didn’t expect was shock and (no, not awe) meetings. In the meetings all of my concerns were addressed and immediate plans were made to correct some of the problems. So I caved and agreed to think about my decision.
So, here I am again wondering how to stay in the present moment while making a decision that so affects my future and where I must consider the past. What would Buddha say about that?
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.
Viktor E. Frankl
I created this blog in order to journal the events surrounding the starting of a new business, as well as an affiliated nonprofit. I thought I could show others that reinventing yourself is possible, but as I write I can see that it’s also helping me to see the same thing.
The business will allow me the opportunity to start an organization that provides loans and grants to woman, who have previously lived below the poverty line, so that they can start their own businesses.
To be a part of someone realizing their dreams or giving them the encouragement to change their perceptions of themselves or what is possible in their lives would be an incredible gift. I’m looking forward to the process. Thanks for following along!