Rules of Happiness!! The past month has been such a difficult and heavy one emotionally, I thought I would rerun a series of posts I originally published in January to uplift the spirit and lighten the mood. I’ll use a slightly different approach to my usual format and share one “rule” each day for the rest of July from 18 Rules of Happiness by Karl Moore.
“Every day, most of us focus on the grey clouds in the sky. Life is dim and gloomy, and showers are just minutes away. But we forget something. We don’t remember that just behind those clouds, the sun is beaming brightly – every single minute of every single day. These are 18 rules designed to shift your perspective, helping you to rediscover the happiness you may have forgotten.” –Karl Moore
So here’s the first rule:
Rule #1 – Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself!
“It’s not going to help the situation. It’ll only help you to wallow in a state of apathy, playing the victim.
The kind of person that things happen to, but that can’t do anything about it.
By stopping feeling sorry for yourself, you can actually get on and DO something about it.
If you want to be happy – stop feeling sorry for yourself.” –Karl Moore
“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.”
-– Helen Keller
This first rule is an “ouchy” one! It’s far too easy to give in to self-pity sometimes. Yet I know it’s not, honestly, a good feeling and only produces more negative feelings. This first rule also reminds me of a saying I’ve heard many times about getting off the pity pot!
So what are YOUR thoughts?
What do you think about this first rule and its application to happiness?
Do you struggle with self-pity?