Although I’ve made a lot progress in not doing things that make me feel bad, there are still times when I behave in ways I don’t like myself for. I realize, however, that I’m not perfect and that these types behavior can actually help me get back on the road to happiness.
For example; without the wrongs I’ve done in the past and the unhappiness they brought, I wouldn’t know how wonderful it feels when I do something good in my life. Also, without the negative behaviors I sometimes still display, I wouldn’t know how great it feels when I act in more positive and loving ways.
Without the negative we can’t experience the positive, but we can limit the negative by trying to be a better a person than we were before. I do this by practicing love, kindness, understanding, and tolerance toward others, and more importantly, toward myself on days when I’m not being the best me.
I may not be perfect, but when I practice these things as best I can, I feel happier in life and make others happier too.