Why am I happy and glowing ? It's not because I have a husband and kids ; I'm 32 , single and no children with zero prospects . It's not because I have money ; I only make $60k a year and still trying to find my niche . I'm broke . It's not because my body is flawless and in great shape ; I have stretch marks and no muscle definition in most parts of my body . It's not because I have fun ; I try to avoid instant gratification and develop self-discipline. Yet , I still feel blessed and grateful for what I have and for what I will have . I'm happy because I'm in a committed relationship with myself. I promise myself I would love , nourish , and give my brain and body everything good in this world . I'm glowing because I believe in me and I know my authentic self is good enough . I'm invincible because I'm operating from a creative state of mind and not a competitive state of mind . I feel peace because though I have nothing today ; I know I'll have an abundant life because I believe I'll get what i think about and I make it a habit to think about my desires , set goals , and put the work in to reach them . Because I know nothing outside of myself will bring me happiness ; I have all the bliss I need and will continue to build on that bliss. I'm okay with where I am today . I'm okay that I'm not where I want to be ; I embrace the journey and have faith that all this hard work and appreciation of even the bad will lead me into a paradise beyond my deepest dreams.