In my house we have a saying…If mama it isn’t happy, nobody’s happy.
And frankly, it’s true. If I am miserable, then I tend to make everybody around me miserable too. (Most people are this way.)
It’s in my nature to want to help, nurture, love, and take care of the people around me, but if I am not happy inside, there’s no way I have enough to give other people.
When my cup is full, when I am feeling happy and fulfilled then I have the ability or a greater ability to give and reach out to other people. Happiness is contagious and an overflowing cup spills over to those around you.
I desperately want to make other people feel loved and happy and worthy – Don’t we all? (or at least the mentally stable among us – but that has to start at home, with me.
And it has to start at home with you as well.