The Chase of Life

Wow, I really need to get my butt in gear! I’m not apologizing or anything, and really it’s of my own doing – or not doing that is. Again, another week sneaks by without a new blog post. I’ve said before, and I guess I need to remind myself, my blog started as a personal outlet for ME. I never intended it for anything other than a place to write and share my stories – in hopes of inspiring and supporting others. So, when my* famous saying “life happens” keeps popping into the forefront, I take notice.

*Okay, it’s not really my famous saying, it’s just a saying I use. It has power, it has meaning, it has forgiveness, and it’s a little more proper (and less naughty – especially with kids around these days) than the all-too-well-known phrase “Shit Happens!”

I’ve been stressed lately. Really stressed. Lots of things are happening. I’ll spare the details (mostly because I get so worked up and frustrated when I list ALL the things swirling around me) and cut to the chase. Um, the chase, yes. Me chasing after myself to keep get caught up! I’m making myself laugh at that image. Ha!

I have a tail, like a dog, a big, furry, cuddly, too big to be a lap dog, dog, and I’m running around in circles panting with my slobbery tongue hanging out trying to catch my tail.

Oh, if the chase of life were only that simple…

I sit here now, writing, smiling and laughing – truly the best medicine (No copays and insurance approvals to deal with, and free!). My last couple posts have been about happiness, and remaining happy despite my circumstances. Maybe this is the lesson I’m supposed to be mastering right now? Maybe this is what I’m supposed to be sharing with you. Inspiring you to be happy amongst all the inevitable bombs of negativity exploding in this mine field of “life,” like pop rocks in a glass of cola. Pop, pop pop, pop POP!

So how and why am I still so happy? Well, that’s like sharing the secret to life!

I’m happy because I’m authentic in everything I do. I don’t hide.
I’m happy because I have the most amazing boys and the most incredible husband.
I’m happy because I know where my life is leading me, and I’m content being patient to let it unfold just the way it’s supposed to.
I’m happy because I choose to be, in every moment, no matter what.

I’m chasing life, but I’m choosing to live my life with happiness along the way.

What are you going to do today to make you happy? 🙂


About pamelazimmer

Pamela Zimmer is a #1 bestselling author and speaker, transforming her personal pain and experience of Postpartum Depression into her purpose and passion. Through her #1 bestselling book, Reclaim The Joy of Motherhood, and her mentorship program, The HAPPY Mommy Method™, Pamela guides mothers on a healing journey from battling their own Postpartum Depression to embracing motherhood with joy.

Posted on February 12, 2012, in Body, Mind & Spirit and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi Pamela,

    I’m getting out of my Marketing slump! When I started blogging I never thought I would be “here”. But here is a good thing. It just so happens that I have a blog AND something to sell! Thanks for tweeting my quotes. Next time I’ll put one at a time so they will be displayed on the page properly. 😉 I’m also stopping by because you have something to market so I thought you might like to check a linkup I am going to start on Monday. I posted a blog about it yesterday. I hope you will participate. If you will need a reminder about it, please fill out the contact form for me on my site.


  2. To make me happy today, I guess I’m going to read your blog. Breathe deeply. Exhale. One more time. There. Hope that’s better.

    • Good for you, Tess! It’s often the simple things that make me happy. Glad you are able to see that in your life as well. And I always love making other people happy by sharing my stories! 🙂

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