"Quiet Your Mind" -Zac Brown Band

It's been a while since my last post.  I have been doing a lot of soul searching, mind wandering, and working hard to figure out why the happiness has left me.  Then, on my way to work last week, Zac Brown Band's "Quiet Your Mind" started playing on my iPod.  And what I started to realize is that I have been working too hard to figure things out.  My mind was definitely not quiet and I seem to have gone back to many of my co-dependent behaviors.  Why?  I asked myself...and then it hit me.  I felt strong, more independent, able to control my emotions, but with the passing of my grandma I lost all control; of my emotions, of my vulnerability, I felt like a victim again, with fears, worries, and a lot of anxiety.  I was kicked down and, as a recovering co-dependent, am having a hard time standing back up, feeling confident, and enjoying my life.  This week I am at the beach and really connecting with this song and it's lyrics (below the screen): 
Instead of thinking, worrying, and feeling fear, I am going to try to "quiet my mind" and "soak it all in".  And hopefully come back from the beach refreshed, revived, rejuvenated, and ready to enjoy life's moments...

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” ~Dr. Seuss

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa