“Today remind yourself that nothing is too good to be true. Your great hopes can be realized. Your most wonderful dreams can come true. All that you really need, you can have. An incredible goodness is operating on your behalf. If you are living a paltry life, resolve to stop it today. Expect great things to happen.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
I can’t be the only one in life who’s felt like they were on an episode of Punkd when something good happened to them. It’s like “Oh yeah I won this new car..totally..now where is the hidden cameras?!”
It sometimes feels like we have so much crap happen to us all the time that when something good comes along it seems like a joke. You want to say “…just wait for it.” However; I want to tell you all that good things still exist in the world and no you are not on an episode of punkd. You don’t have to live your life thinking that everything positive that happens in your life is an April Fools joke.
If something good comes into your life I want to challenge you all to stop questioning it a billion times and except it. After all you deserve it! You deserve all the happiness this world can offer you. Even if you don’t believe it is so.
I think many of us are just so scared to be happy because there’s a risk we could get hurt in the process. We have to decide if out happiness is worth that though. I have been through much hurt in my life. But thinking back now I much rather have happiness and get hurt then to have never experienced it at all. Plus if you refuse to be happy you still experience hurt anyway. With that logic “why not be happy?”
The only one that can get in the way of you and your happiness is you. You are the only person who can accept it or not accept it. So instead of saying for example an opportunity you may receive is “too good to be true.” Challenge it with “I deserve this opportunity.” If someone new comes into your life stop thinking “well look how it went with everyone else.”
Just stop the inner conflict in your head and just start to live in the moment. Don’t give your happiness all away.