It’s amazing how sweet life can be when you choose to leave the drama behind. It was my mantra for 2012 to find happiness in every day and I’ve been rewarded so much already.
When something good comes my way, I have tried hard to stop and celebrate the sweetness of it.
That’s because for a very long time I had a hard time seeing the happy. It seemed every where I turned there was more bad news around me. I’m not talking about on TV in the national media. I produce the national media. I know too well there’s more than enough bad stuff to fill 24 hour newscasts every day.
I’m talking about personal things. Losing loved ones. Money problems. Relationship issues. Worrying about work. Worrying about the kids.
And it wasn’t just me. I felt dragged into everyone else’s drama, too.
Then someone sent me a picture that really hit home. It was simple enough.
A big circle with the word Drama and a big red slash through it.
Wow. I don’t know what clicked in me but something about that image was enough for me to know that’s the life I wanted. I made the choice to walk away from drama right then and there.
And I continue to decide each and every day to silence the drama when it starts.
It doesn’t mean there aren’t problems. Fights. Headaches.
I just choose to respond with the mentality that the drama is not worth it, so I won’t be sucked up into it.
I know that some people have to have a daily dose of drama. It’s their drug.
Not me. Not anymore.
And I love the life I’ve discovered.
I choose to look for my “happy”. When I’m in this happy place and someone brings their drama my direction, I make it clear they need to keep on walking. I refuse to let them “steal my happy”.
And when I look each day at what is ahead, or look back at what I’ve endured, I always seem to be able to find something positive. It’s a choice. I embrace my happy.
What’s stopping you?