52 List for Happiness

Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [#27]

Hello Friends! … and Happy sanctified Sunday. We’ve been blessed with some beautiful weather today, and by the time you read this post [I’m hoping], I should be out and about.

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What do you value? and What are your beliefs?  Did you grow up with a certain set of values that your family instilled in you?  Passed down from generation to generation to cherish with the new family you’ll create.  Or, do you have different values and beliefs as an adult.

As a kid, you don’t remember what or why your parents told you “no”, for certain things. You either rebelled against their beliefs or did what you were told for some reason or another.  In my house, you didn’t work on Sunday, we always had Hoppin John on New Years, and you didn’t talk back to your elders. I didn’t come to understand mannerisms until I was an adult which brings me to List #27 which asks … “List your values and beliefs.IMG_7072_edit

  • Resting on Sunday
  • Respecting the elders that came before you
  • Not blaming your children for your shortcomings
  • Sending out good vibes, because everything comes back to you
  • Don’t let anyone force you into doing something you don’t want to
  • Pick your battles
  • Be patient
  • Learn from your mistakes
  • Love yourself
  • Teach your children to be good people
  • Appreciate what you have
  • The grass isn’t always greener on the other side
  • Don’t settle

TAKE ACTION:  Spend some time today thinking about how your personal values and beliefs integrate into how you live your life at home, how you interact with your friends, and what motivates you at work.  Are there elements of your life that aren’t aligned with your personal values?

According to the “Take Action” statement, there are several things that are aligned with how I live my life at home, and my friendships. I do try to apply some of these in my working environment, but there are several factors that hinder this process. People are always trying to challenge my patience and my knowledge on something, on one level or another.  I’ve found that the more I give, the more they take. It can be all-soul-sucking … so all I can do is send out good vibes and give of my time and patience. I’ve already come to the conclusion [which is a harsh one] that where I work is a job that needs to get done, it’s not a career that I chose, so other than stability I don’t expect too much of it. This keeps me sane, and I don’t get disappointed at what could be, or what I can’t control [picking my battles]. The one thing I’ve gained is some life-long friends, and I’m happy with that.

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The goal of this [I’m guessing] is to make your values and beliefs a priority in your life, so they’re aligned with one another to create this happy space.  This can also be an opportunity to adjust your mindset because your beliefs and values can help you focus to reach your life goals.  Through this process, or through anything that you do, we are all trying to be better people, and live a life that’s meaningful.  I don’t want my brothers and sisters stuck or struggling with something … I want to show them that there is a better way.

With that + I’ll close my post today.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog + and with each post in this series  + I hope that I can bring some of my happiness to others + because if you have happiness in your heart + then you spread that happiness to others. The 52 List for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy is available on Amazon.  – [Know Thyself] Wye

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  1. I have completely different values from my family and I’m not sure how that happened but I’m glad it did. I am the only one in my family who doesn’t eat meat or dairy, because naturally, our family and ancestors, who originated in Mexico/ Northern Americas, are not tolerant of dairy and breads.
    My whole family is lactose intolerant so it’s just interesting to see that I feel so much better after cutting those toxic foods from my body.

    I also have a lot more compassion for people than my immediate family does, I don’t know why.

    There isn’t much I follow from childhood because we have a “broken” and small family so we’re not always together. One thing we did try to do was eat together, but that all changed when we had moved to our own places. I would love to pass that down to my kids one day, I love the idea of always eating together 🙂

    This is so helpful and accurate! I want to write something like this down in my journal too. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Your welcome. There is nothing wrong with setting your own values because your not the same person you were when you younger, and sometimes you have to do what applies to you.

      I understand the need to express your own thoughts and opinions, and sometimes that’s not always aligned with what you were taught when you were growing up.

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