Happy Easter Monday. Today is Spark on Monday in the blogging world. Each Monday, a quote or saying is shared to perhaps encourage others.
The blogger who began this meme ( Annie McGuffy at McGuffy’s Reader) is no longer blogging, but some bloggers are carrying on the tradition.
Some time ago, when I saw the ‘spark’ that I chose to share today, I immediately liked it and thought it worth remembering.
But, as I gave it more thought, I realized that I had mixed feelings about it.
In our relationships, whether it be with a spouse/significant other, an offspring (child or adult), or a friend, if they’re not happy, it definitely has a tendency to ‘spill over’ and affect our own personal happiness.
But, on the other hand, we should CHOOSE to be happy and not depend on someone else to supply us with that happiness. So the quote does offer good advice.
~These Days Of Mine~
You’re right – when someone we care about has a problem it effects us but we each need to choose happiness for ourselves FIRST so that energy can help us stay strong for others who need and depend on us. That quote is so well worded – I’ve seen it before and like it more each time I do!
I so agree with Dianna.
I’m going to have to go with your evaluation on this one !
I really like this quote and I agree completely! I truly don’t believe our happiness depends on another person. We choose to be happy or not. Evaluating a relationship and then ending it because the other person “doesn’t make me happy” is a selfish motive. At least that’s how I see it.
I agree. We have to maintain our energy independent of anyone else, but also need to walk the line of compassion with others. Thank the Lord we have Him to help us.