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Do I Sabotage My Happiness?

Lee Aldrich MiddlesageWell, I’m kinda hard on myself and beat myself up with labels. It’s so engrained, that the thoughts just sometimes slip into my head. Usually it’s due to a mistake I’ve made, a decision that didn’t quite pan out, or something I’ve said that unintentionally hurt somebody’s feelings. I’m tired of this. I’ve been doing/carrying it for years and I’m done dragging around this self-defeating mantra.

“The Behavior Exchange Challenge” is for me, for you, for anybody who wants to work on eliminating thoughts and behaviors that trip us up. Both of us (Barb & Lee) are looking forward to working on our own “stuff” to trade the unhappy, unhealthy thoughts, feelings, behaviors for healthier ones. We’re not inviting you on a journey by yourself…..we’ll be there every step of the way, writing about all we’re going through. We’re pulling back the curtain to be naked on the internet….

“The Behavior Exchange Challenge” is July 1 – 31. The Challenge begins with a poll that is based on “The 22 Habits of Unhappy People.” Although the poll is based on this article, we have many more things to share with you….

Join us for “The Behavior Exchange Challenge” July 1 – 31. The only thing you have to lose is a bit of unhappiness!

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  1. I am very glad to follow someone promoting happiness! However, I won’t be joining you on your month long quest, since I have completed that quest on my own a few years ago. It was that journey that made me a writer. In fact, one of my favorite reader reviews said, “Ms. Roberts stresses that happiness is a decision, not something that merely happens to us. I won’t forget that part. These are words I would be wise to listen to.”
    So, I just wanted you to know that I stand behind your glorious effort to spread joy through your Behavior Exchange Challenge and I’ll be cheering each of you on to find and KEEP your happiness. I did and it’s the only way to live, trust me!

  2. Lee Aldrich

    28 June

    Thank you from both myself and my blog partner Barb for your wonderful, thoughtful and inspiring comment! Life is just WAY to short to be upset and cranky, and the way to get rid of all that is look inside and fix what needs fixin’!
    Glad you’ve found your happiness and appreciate your enthusiasm and support!

    • Hi Lee, I just Tweeted your Challenge and Liked it. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you spread the word. Blessings & Cheers to you both!

      • Lee Aldrich

        28 June

        You are quite lovely for doing that! Thank you!

      • Lee Aldrich

        1 July

        Thank you for all your help in spreading the word! Have a great Monday!

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