A reader sent a really heartfelt question about her quest for happiness and self esteem that she told me I could share because it really shed a lot on issues we all feel sometimes:
“Hi, I found your page a few weeks ago and get your emails. I have really enjoyed each email that you send. I have been for a very long time trying to find my inner happiness, joy and blessings, to love myself and fight my fear of being a failure. I have had a hard time with it, everything that I want to be. I just can’t seem to be. I want to be happy, love myself, have a high self-esteem, to find my purpose and more. But instead I’m negative, and sad, I read your blogs as well as others and read self help books, pray meditate and all. But nothing nothing works. How can I get past this so I can live a life that brings me happiness and fulfill myself? I’m sad and depressed and it doesn’t help that I’m dealing with a recent breakup, that for the life of me I can’t seem to let go and forget. I’m tired of being negative, thinking negative and speaking negative. How can I pursue my life if I don’t love myself? How can begin to really love myself and find my life purpose? I thank you for reading this and any advice you can give me.”
My response, which was hardly an answer:
I’m not a life expert, but you might want to take the pressure off of yourself to be happy!