As we say goodbye to the month of July, and Independence Day celebrations fade from our memories, here is some food for thought. (No Fourth of July leftovers – I promise!)
I spent years thinking my ex-wife’s happiness was my responsibility and when she failed to be happy, I blamed myself, assumed I was a failure as a husband and was sure our marriage was doomed. And that brought all kinds of collateral damage with it. For the record, my ex-wife did not expect me to make her happy. But somewhere along the way I picked up the erroneous belief that her happiness was my responsibility.
This past Independence Day inspired me. I decided to implement a BYOH (Bring Your Own Happiness) policy for a more independent world. On a day that celebrates the birth of our nation and our freedom from oppression and tyranny, I realized that as individuals…
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