Finding a Way to Rediscover Happiness

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I was mad. I was really upset. I felt unappreciated, unnoticed and irritated that the work I do did not seem to matter. After seeing a prompt the other night, I wrote about it.

While I was running the other night I had a thought that transformed my thinking. I realized that I was not alone. I thought about the creator. I realized that for everything he does, he is not regularly appreciated. My next thought revealed direction.

While I enjoyed sitting in the pit and wallowing in my frustration, I was shown a way out of and needed to take it.

The way out looked like appreciating others.

I visualized several people that I could appreciate more. I thought about students, my kids, husband, and extended family.

It made sense that positive energy would flow as I took an active roll in seeking out opportunity to give exactly what I was looking for.

I thought about the quote, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”― Mahatma Gandhi

Waiting to hear specific words creates negative space in my thinking. As I wait for words I miss out on opportunities, and prolong feelings of discontentment rather than a focus on gratitude and forward thinking. When my focus is on “Being”, negative energy is recycled and I take momentum and energy into the world by stepping out of the pit. I make sure other people are given a gift of words that will be a blessing.

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I am a wife, mother, educator, writer, reader and marathon runner. I blog at and chase my impossible. Follow me on Twitter at @lmcdonell14

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