Happy Friday EVERYONE!
Well it's Friday here in OZ anyway... I know a lot of my followers are not on our soil, so happy Thursday to you all!
Today I wanted to talk about HAPPINESS.
My reason is pretty simple.. WE ALL DESERVE HAPPINESS.
Now we all have very different lives.
We all have different stresses and we all have dreams in our different realities.
But shouldn't we all be HAPPY?
We all deserve happiness.
When James got his autism label in early 2016 I did a lot of mourning. I mourned many things that I thought were part of the vision of HAPPY in life.
It wasn't until I had completely accepted the label that I started to wake up and realise that ones happiness lies within.
No body can tell you what will make you happy and no one is in control of your happiness.
I started not worrying about the others around us and their neurotypical children achieving things that James may struggle to achieve and we may never see happen.
And I started celebrating the happiness I have that radiates in my immediate circle.
I have a brilliant, kind and gentle soul who chose me as Mum.
He has brought so much joy and happiness to our lives since the day he was born.
He shows me daily possibilities.
He has shown me that life isn't about school, work, marriage, kids, grandkids.....
Life is so much more than that.
Life is a celebration and whatever makes you happy must be done.
All I wish for my children is that they stay in a bubble of happy. That they are happy for everyone else's successes and that they stay happy and true to themselves.
I say this quote often and I will say it again:
"Comparison is the thief of joy' ... Theodore Roosevelt