6 Days to Go: Turning 50! 50 GlowTips I’m sharing to Spread the Glow!

Bettina Moss
Dec 26, 2014 · 2 min read

6 Days to go until I turn 50! So I’ve decided to share 50 GlowTips to Get Your Glow ON — one per day, in no particular order of importance and just as they come to me…

And here’s GlowTip 45: Things don’t always go according to plan. So I’ve made Happiness my plan — whatever happens!

I like to have everything in order. I like everything in its place. And I like to know what I’m doing and where I’m going.

But I’ve realised that Life isn’t delivered in a neatly wrapped package. There are always loose ends to tie up.

There are niggly things and tedious chores and snags and snafus, and obstacles, delays, detours and start-overs.

People let us down. We let people down. We let ourselves down. We don’t always get what we want. And things don’t always go according to plan.

Sometimes it feels like a game of Snakes and Ladders. One step forward, two steps back, 3 steps sideways, all fall down….and get up and start again!

But you can’t let it get to you — because that’s Life! It’s the good with the not so good and the fabulously wonderful and the bloody awful. It’s all part of it. And that’s just how it goes!

“Life isn’t always pleasant.”, a friend said to me the other day.

“But that doesn’t mean it has to be unpleasant!”, I said.

It’s up to us to make it more pleasant! We’ve got to make it more enjoyable for ourselves. We’ve got to fuel UP with love, laughter, creativity, pleasure and fun!

Life’s challenges can test our patience and sometimes even our will to carry on. So we’ve got to adapt and adjust and stay focused on the Good Stuff!

I’ve learned not to freak out when things don’t go according to ‘my’ plan. (Ok, I’m still learning, still working on it!).

And I’ve decided to make Happiness my plan — whatever happens. Because Life happens! And who wants to be miserable?!

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