Thought Questions

Thought Questions, day 66: Who do you think stands between you and happiness?

I got these questions from Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, where I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself. My friends Katrin, Celeste and Jasmine have also been answering these questions, so be sure to go check out their blogs too!

Day 66: Who do you think stands between you and happiness? Oftentimes…myself! I’m my own worst critic and I am working on changing that.

At other times I might choose to point the finger at…

  • the neighbor who woke me up as they spent thirty minutes running a leaf-blower on the street in front of their house in some bizarre attempt to make it very clean. And then swept it. After the street sweeper had already passed. 
  • another neighbor, who decided it would be a good idea to cart their stereo outside and turn on the local rap station full blast. (Spoiler alert: it was a bad idea.)
  • the coworker who constantly plays “pass the buck”. It’s not my favorite game.

Well, you get the idea…there are always people who stand between me and being “happy”, but I’ve begun to realize that even when one is gone, another will replace them! So rather than focus my energy on griping about them, I try to focus on what I can do to change my happiness, and not on the actions of other people, since I can’t control them anyway.


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