Today I relinquish all unrealistic expectations and criticism I have imposed on myself for the past 50 years.
I have been my harshest critic and bullied myself on a daily basis about not living up to be the person I thought I should be.
For the past year I have spent numerous hours reading and absorbing the opinions of thousands of people who have written about creating and maintaining a happy life. The overwhelming response to this conundrum is gratitude.
For too long I have taken for granted all the obvious good that is present in my life. I have good health, a loving husband, three healthy independent adult children, a gorgeous faithful doggy companion and I live in a safe comfortable home.
My greatest form of relaxation is to immerse myself in the beauty of nature. All my senses are aroused by nature, I am empowered to see, hear, touch, taste and smell. There is nothing more invigorating to me than feeling the power and magic of nature.
Today I look forward to the simple joys of living the rest of my life.