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You Are Responsible

Posted by terrepruitt on January 6, 2016

So I was reminded about something recently.  It kind of has to do with happy people.  I was reminded that there are two kinds of people – in general, in regards to happiness.  There are those that know where happiness comes from and then there are those that don’t.  There are those that understand happiness starts from within themselves.  There are those that seek it outside of themselves.  There are those that know they are responsible for their own happiness.  There are those that look to OTHERS for their happiness or blame others when they are unhappy.

I am not here saying that people need to be happy all the time.  No, I am just saying that some people realize that is up to them to be happy.  To either create situations in which they are happy or to BE happy in the situations they are in.  There are people who point the finger at others because they are unhappy.

I believe that people can ADD to your happiness and “make” you happy, but they are not responsible for MAKING you happy — that is your job.  And when you are unhappy don’t be pointing the finger.  More often than not when you are unhappy it is because of something YOU ARE DOING or NOT DOING.

This is just a general type of statement (the worst kind to make on the internet, I know), but I was just slapped in the face with this recently and then the very next day that video with Jada Pickett Smith came across my Facebook feed again.  It had been floating on by because I had been scrolling past it, the titles that were accompanying it were something I wasn’t interested in.  But then, after the slap, I clicked on it and I laughed.  I was thinking, “HA!  Isn’t that a perfect thing to be seeing right now.”  I got confirmation that I am not the only one that thinks I am not responsible for OTHER people’s happiness.  Why thank you, Mrs. Jada Pinkett Smith.  She talks about how there needs to be balance in one’s life so that they can achieve happiness and not rely on others to make them happy.  Have you seen that video?  Click the picture below to go to a Youtube posting of it.**

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Then there is this song that always has be thinking, “YEAH!”  The line: “You’re a catalyst to your own, happiness you know“.  It is up to you, Baby.

Pumpin Blood (Belarbi Remix)
NONONO

Hey ho on the road again
Moving on, forward
Sticks and stones, won’t break the bones
We’re in the car… on a highway

It’s so magical feeling, that no one’s got a hold
You’re a catalyst to your own, happiness you know

Cause it’s your heart, it’s alive
It’s pumping blood
It’s your heart, it’s alive
It’s pumping blood
And the whole wide world is whistling
And it’s whistling

Hey ho on the run again
Drive is strong, onward
Stick and stones won’t take his course
Sky got the part, in the front seat

It’s the best of world’s feeling, like nothing can go wrong
You’re the decider of the world you’ll get to know

Cause it’s your heart, it’s alive
It’s pumping blood
It’s your heart, it’s alive
It’s pumping blood
And the whole wide world is whistling

Hey ho on the road again
On the highway, on the highway
Hey ho on the road again
On the highway, on the highway

Cause it’s your heart, it’s alive
It’s pumping blood
And it’s your heart, it’s alive
It’s pumping blood
And the whole wide world is whistling

And it’s whistling,
And it’s whistling,
And it’s whistling

So, what do you think?  Are you one that thinks you are responsible for other people’s happiness?  Are you someone who knows you are responsible for your own happiness?

 

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