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Truth--It's okay to be happy with a calm life...although my life is generally anything but calm with four kiddos!
@Margaret Martinez Martinez Martinez Martinez Martinez Ham - this is one I printed to help remind me. Sometimes I am so sad I only have one child, but then I remind myself that there are those who have no one to love them and no children.
“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is’.”- Kurt Vonnegut
See this is what bothers me about all self-help, recovery, New Age crap: When the bud was a bud, it wasn't struggling to be a flower. Nin's view here is a human looking-back view that explains old pain and struggle, while still not embracing responsibility. BE the bud and then BE the flower, but remember: Flower not better than bud.