Happiness and being seen

 Happiness and being seen

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. ~ George Sand

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For all but the utterly enlightened among us at least part of our happiness is dependent upon how others see and interact with us.  First and foremost of course is that we accept ourselves.  The closer we are to truly accepting and loving ourselves the less impact others can have upon our happiness.  However they do matter to some degree for all of us, so it is important that we surround ourselves with people who are supportive and caring of not just ourselves but of our hearts as well.

Often times it will be when things are at their worst that you will be able to identify those who really care, are truly supportive of you, the ones who really see who you are.  See much less important than how you look is how you are seen.  Do those around you truly see who you are, what you want and most importantly what you need?  When things are hard you’ll be able to figure out pretty quickly who is who.  Hang on tightly to the ones who show up, the ones that keep you stable, the ones who find a way to give you what you need.  They’ll be the ones who will help keep you happy, as for the ones who don’t, well, show some compassion it’s not always easy to figure out how to help someone.   But never be afraid to jettison those who continually bring you down, it’s hard enough to swim through life without anchors on your anchor.  So thank those good people, hang your arms around their neck and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

 

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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