“Grow up and start being happy living in your own skin.”
I have been reading Susan Elizabeth Phillips for over 10 years. While I enjoy romance in a book, I rarely read actual romance novels. But I have read all of her books (and reread most of them). She has a way of making her characters real and easy to connect to. I was recently rereading ‘What I Did For Love’ and came across this quote. It really connected with me.
I think one of the hardest things is to be happy with who you are. We make excuses, and look for solutions to make us happy. People to make us happy, things to make us happy…and then we wonder why we can’t be happy. No one, no place, and nothing can MAKE us happy. The only person that can truly make us happy, is ourselves. We can surround ourselves with people and things to help us be happy, but in the end we have to look within ourselves to be happy. If we aren’t happy, we have to ask why and make the changes until we are.
I have decided I am ready to grow up, and be happy in my own skin. 🙂