"What a wonderful day to meet the most beautiful person in the world; yourself! True happiness arises in the first instance from the enjoyment and respect of oneself. When we love self, everything else falls into line and our heart remains open to others. When we are at home with ourselves, there is nobody we are more suited to step out into the world with. When we are happy with what we have and are excited about what we want, we forget the chains of character we willingly wear throughout life. We learn that while forgiveness doesn't necessarily change the past, it does most definitely enlarge the future. Our home life, social life; even our work becomes a place we enjoy to be.
I recall as a young Probation Officer realising that while I was happy with myself, I would always remain happy within myself, my home and my work. Despite the sometimes heartbreak of my job, I quickly grew to love my daily work and would have done it for no wages had someone fed and housed me and my family. I discovered that once you do something you love, you never have to work again. Contentment follows when you gradually realise that you already have that which you seek." William Forde : October 29th, 2015.