It is not up to anyone else to provide us with a good life. We must own the responsibility.
No one can live your life for you. Nor can they give you everything your heart desires. The responsibility lies solely at your feet. It is up to you to decide what will bring you joy.
Likewise, it is up to you to provide for yourself. Don’t look to others to give you what you need. You have everything within you to make a good life for yourself.
We can indeed get assistance and advice from others, but it is up to us to take it and then go off and make it happen. You will find more reward comes from your accomplishments when you do your part. Self-satisfaction comes from a job well done.
But, what of other areas in our life where we must own the responsibility? When we make a mistake or hurt someone’s feelings, we must own up to it and apologize.
Sometimes, the apology is to ourselves for poor choices made, which have harmed us rather than help us. We must be forgiving of our missteps and willing to do better. Learn to forgive yourself when needed.
If we look with open eyes and an open heart, we can see the areas that need repairing and know where we have to focus our mending just as we know when we have taken or shirked responsibility.
There are also times where we need to own the actions of past generations for healing to occur. While we cannot change history, we can learn from it and acknowledge the failures of past generations. We can definitely do better than those who have gone before us.
It will always be through our own choices and actions that we find joy and happiness. We are the ones who must decide what will bring us joy, what will define success for ourselves, and what use we can make of our talents.
You deserve to be happy. Everyone does. Please understand, though, that no one can get you there except yourself. You need to own the responsibility.
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