Hi there!  You!  Yes, you, new follower on my blog!  I wanted to welcome you, and invite you to comment, respond, reply, like, share, whatever, wherever.

I’d like to invite you to connect with me.  To stretch a little, and meet me halfway.  I created this space to share my thoughts with others, in the hope that I would find a tribe, a group of like-minded people who would play with me, and mentally frolic and explore the boundaries on and of ourselves.

You don’t have to speak up.  Your presence here is seen and appreciated, even if you’re silent… but please know that I welcome all of you.  I welcome your thoughts, agreements, and even your disagreement.  I’m not perfect.  I’ll make mistakes and do things ‘wrong’ until the day I keel over.  If you disagree with me, feel free to speak up.  Both of us will have the chance to grow from the encounter.  I know I will.  Eventually. 😉

I just wanted to welcome you all, since there seems to have been a few recent additions.  I’m so happy you’re here, and I very much look forward to getting to know you!

(Now, back to our regularly scheduled non-schedule…)

Minute Musing

People don’t exist to make you happy.

This may seem pretty basic.  On the surface, we’re all aware of the truth of that statement, but I’d like to encourage you to sit with it for a minute.  Really consider how often we get irritated or aggravated with others because they don’t do or say what we want them to, or how we want them to.  How often do we base our happiness in externals?

I know that for myself, the answer is way too often.

On the flip side of the coin, how do we feel when people get angry with us for not being/doing/saying what they want?  Guilty? Angry? 

Is your anger when others don’t ‘make you happy’ related to the need you feel to make others happy?