I have a terrible habit of trying to force things, especially relationships to happen when if they did it would lead to a whole lot of unpleasant experiences. It is hard to see that outcome when I believe getting what I want is the only path to my happiness.
When I look back at some of the people and possessions I thought I couldn't live without I utter a silent prayer that it didn't work out. Is it possible the universe knows just a little more about what I really need than I do? Desires are often tainted with the desires of my ego. I usually don't take the time to consider the consequences or the fact that something much better might just be past what I am asking for.
Two days before Thanksgiving I am still harboring a few hurt feelings that I will no doubt be spending the day alone. It is a whole lot better than spending it with people who don't even see me and have invited me because they think they should or even worse out of guilt. I have concluded that if I do not receive a sincere invitation for my company this year I am much better off staying with my own turkey.
I heard a wonderful quote this morning attributed to Tama Keives via a Facebook friend. In part it was. "Stop knocking on doors that are not your doors. You do have your own people." That is so true. We wear ourselves out trying to get others to see us when all we really need to do is relax and we will attract all the positive souls we need.
Some other pertinent quotes I have found are:
Accept what is, not want you want it to be.
I am who I am your approval isn't necessary.
It is a privilege to be in my inner circle, only those who treat me well get to enter and remain in that circle.
Trust that all is just the way it is supposed to be and everything will work out for your highest good.
And finally this one, which I am sure was written especially for me, You can't keep doing the same things and expect different results.
In closing I hope you will all have a very happy Thanksgiving and that you will spend it with people who really enjoy your company.