Don't worry, be happy :)
Focus on life issues.
Ask Arlene MD is to focus on anything that has to do with mental health. In the past I've written about relationships but now I would like to focus more on mental health and try to be educational and entertaining. Life is always about relationships. These are either male, female, parent, child, neighbors, teachers, and the list is infinite. How we interact with others define us. If we are angry, we can develop toxic relationships. If we have a better attitude, then we will be happy. Happiness is really a state of mind. You chose to feel happy. You chose to be sad. You choose to be angry. You chose to be mean. Hopefully if you read this blog you will use it for insight, not to attack others. The purpose is to try to make people have a better and positive look at life. Enjoy!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Why didn't you tell me I was happy?
I am not saying that aspiring for more is a bad thing. However, being grateful for what we have is usually not practiced by most people. One of my girlfriends asked me what did I considered to be the best years of my life. It only took me a couple of seconds to respond. The best time of my life is now. She was surprised because her best years where when she was in her twenties. If you think about it for a little bit, you may “think” that the best times where in the past, however, people tend to idealize the past and don’t remember the bad things only the good.
Couples, for example, get bored with each other after many years of being together. They tend to get very comfortable and after a while, may start searching for something exiting and different. This may open room for temptations to seek an affair. If they do get involved in a affair, this may destroy their marriage and family. Once they look back at what they had, they may wonder that they were not so unhappy after all. Why didn’t you tell me I was happy?