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01-13-2010, 01:16 PM
I don't know about you, but I am tired of people assuming that just because I have pain every day of my like that I can't be "happy". I know that the happiness we have may be diferent than what others think - "health and success", but just the same we have the right and choice to be happy. I also know that it may be more of a discipline to choose happiness over self-pity and fear which come naturally when in pain as much as we are. So I stared a journey this new year to explore the different happiness that I have chosen to embrace. Join in walking this journey with me! www.differenthappyali.blogspot.com . I want this to encourage all of us - please pass this on to anyone you know who has any type of cronic pain or illness.
We CAN be different. We CAN be happy.
01-14-2010, 01:20 PM
What a wonderful idea!!! I bookmarked your blog. Reading it has inspired me to take a different view of life.:)
01-14-2010, 08:24 PM
I like your title, A Different Kind of Happy. For some reason it reminds me of a John Mayer song I like called Another Kind of Green.
I agree that we, and actually most humans, have to make happiness a choice. It's kind of what we learn in mindfulness meditation class. We also learn that a lot of our suffering is due to the thoughts and fears that we make about our suffering.
Anyway, thanks, I will take a look at your blog.
01-15-2010, 03:25 AM
. . . We also learn that a lot of our suffering is due to the thoughts and fears that we make about our suffering. . .
That is so true, especially for me!!! Is there a book that you use for your meditation class, musiclover?
01-15-2010, 04:07 AM
Good Morning, AliAnne -
What a wonderful blog. I just finished reading to catch up to yesterday and sure enjoyed your insights and wisdom for your age.
Hope you have a great day!
01-15-2010, 07:17 AM
Tuckersmom, we don't have any specific books, but I like to read Jon Kabat-Zin's books. He is a doctor and a mindfulness meditation teacher who opened a famous stress center at some medical center.
I like his book Coming to Our Senses. He has lots of good books, and many of them are available at the library! Check one out!
01-16-2010, 09:50 AM
Wow - thanks so much for the encouragment!!! I am finding that the discipline of writing on this topic is making changes in my view of my pain - which is so true that suffering is often much of our own attitudes,
I hope you all have a great weekend!
03-20-2010, 03:07 PM
I have to constantly remind myself about this suffering and be thankful that I have nothing more serious. It's hard to do when you're in pain.
I've lost friends to cancer and that's heart breaking.
I hope you have a wonderful wedding later on in the year. My daughter (25) has been chief bridesmaid to her girlfriend and another coming up soon! My daughter broke her engagement last July, he was a lovely guy but it wasn't to be :(
Lesley (Ner Zealand)
03-24-2010, 09:23 AM
Thanks Lesley - so sorry to hear about your daughter - but trust that God has the right guy out there for her too. My wedding was actually this past July 4th - and it was perfect for us. We are very happy and my husband is amazing and loves me just the way I am ...
God blesd you today!
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