“Forgiveness is a decision, not an emotion. Hopefully, though, our emotions follow.”

That’s pretty powerful. I think this is applicable to other nouns as well. Love is an emotion. We can’t control how we feel. But we can control our actions. If we decide to. It seems logical that hate too, is an emotion. But is it?  Or do we decide to hate because of how something or someone makes us feel?  Do we hate because we’re angry – another emotion. Or because we’re afraid? Hurt? Envious?  I’m not a psychologist by any means. I took Psych 101 my freshman year of college and an ethics class as an exchange student 2011. That’s about the level of education I really have on this topic.  I also remember my senior year of high school health class where my teacher professed there are only 3 emotions and everything else stems from them. Those were fear, anger, and love.

But aren’t these the very things that motivate us to make the decisions we make?  You don’t do something you don’t enjoy without a reason.  It makes someone you care about happy.  It pays bills.  Whatever. There’s some kind of reward to it that you can see.   At any rate. Isn’t it a good premise to abandon grudges? Use your energy on something you enjoy rather than stewing about something you hate? I’m not saying it’s easy.  But if we decide to move on and focus on the better…  isn’t that better for everyone?

My $0.02. Happy Sunday! Hakuna Matata!


October is Here!

So it occurred to me as I was driving into work this morning that for the first time in my adult life I am living somewhere with seasons!  I am ecstatic for this fact.  The cooler air is more than refreshing as I head out each morning.  HOODIE WEATHER IS COMING!  It is amazing! Not to mention the epicness that is October!  The greatest possible month of the year!  =]  Shout out to the October babies out there!  Whoo!  And Halloween!  And fall!  And hockey!!  If you can’t tell, this is my favorite month.

As I know work will start becoming more demanding of me in the next few weeks or so, I am enjoying the time I have today to update this wonderful blog, even if it is about nothing too exciting.  Life is short.  Do what you want.  Say what you feel.  Dream big and embrace what you have.  Don’t wait for everything to be perfect to accept that you have an awesome life.  And if you don’t feel that way, take the initiative to change the things you can so you do.  It’s all about perspective.  How YOU see yourself is what matters.  If you’re not happy, it’s because you aren’t allowing yourself to be.  Well, I wasn’t planning on a motivational speech over here, but my fingers just started typing!

Hakuna Matata!