Snap Out Of It!
Who has the power to take away your "happy"? Anyone? Is it a power given away during a moment of weakness and then so hard to take back? Does it have to be? Is there anyone in your life who has that ability, that power over you, that they can completely revert you to childlike self defense? I didn't think anyone could take my happy away. But I lost it somewhere in Germany.
I found a chunk of my happiness yesterday when I went to visit my precious grandsons and my beautiful daughter. But still, part of my happy is missing. Could my happy possibly be tucked away in the box sent to us from the Black Forest? I did check last night, but didn't see it in there. Maybe it is inside the bag with the table runner I bought. I should really go open that and see if my happy jumps back into me.
The problem is, no one should have the ability to affect your mood. Do you know that you give this power away? Of course people can say or do things that make you react in a negative fashion, but they really can't steal your thunder unless you give them permission. That includes everyone, even the people closest to us in our lives. Choosing how to react is just that: A Choice.
So now I am choosing to step out of my cloak of darkness, and lift the blanket of depression that I allowed to slip over my shoulders while cruising the Rhine River. I am heading out to the garage, right after I push publish, and digging through that box one more time. And then, I'm opening the table runner bag. And I'll be damned if I will ever let this happen again. I am in control of my feelings.
I refuse to give my happy away, ever again.