It takes a BIG person to accept full responsibility for their own happiness.
It takes an even bigger person to accept full responsibility for their own unhappiness.
But it takes a spiritual giant who, upon realizing any degree of unhappiness, decides to be the change they seek, in spite of having to endure the "same old, same old" that may still linger on for awhile.
Hi, Lou. Yes, in spite of the negatives, I DID enjoy myself at the baseball tournament. I always have a good time watching Josh catch.
This Fall, Josh will be a Junior, and should be on the high school Varsity team. He played JV last year because Varsity had two (seniors) catching or he'd probably have been Varsity then. He practiced with them when he was in 8th grade. Naturally, because he wasn't in high school, he couldn't play games then.
Three years ago, when Josh was just 13, college coaches approached him with things like, "When you're ready to go to college, consider such-and-such a school" and told him the benefits of their school. I don't know yet about this year, but I dare say that coaches had an eye on him again (still).
"Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength - carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of it's sorrow; it empties today of it's strength."~Corrie TenBoom