Happiness and ghosts from the past

Happiness and ghosts from the past

happiness, ghosts, past

Lovely statues or Dermentors in the shadows

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.  ~Berkely Breathed

Very few people, at least in how they remember things, had a great childhood.  We all suffered the slings and arrows of parents who were less attentive than we wished, of the torments and slights of other children and the disappointments of others getting things we wanted but never got.  The fact is that this historical record is not a static entity; it is a dynamic history that we create and recreate both consciously and unconsciously as we move through life.  If you want evidence of this just listen to the family stories each year at the holidays and watch how they change over time.  This, although it can cause confusion and problems, is ultimately a good thing.

You see the fact that our history is fluid means that although we are a product of our past, our past can be changed and therefore our lives can be changed.  The slights of our past no longer have to be the reason we act the way that we do.  As adults we have to take responsibility for our actions and no longer blame others for the situations of our lives.  It is our life and ultimately our fault for how it works out and whether or not we are happy.  So take the proverbial bull by the horns and take control of your life, and your happiness.  And as always, have a happy day my friends.  ~ Rev Kane

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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2 Responses to Happiness and ghosts from the past

  1. dieta says:

    Every person’s life is a story of passion, with its moments of joy and happiness, of tragedy or sorrow. And each person’s story is different, one from the other.

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