Easier said than done, right?
I don’t live in a fairy world of bubbles and rainbows where everything is wonderful. Shocking, I know.
I do try to be positive, see the brighter side of situations and generally be as optimistic as possible. But sometimes…life sucks. Sometimes it seems that everything is piling up at once and all I want to do is crawl into my comfy, cozy bed and sleep (or cry). Here’s the thing – turns out that’s not a reasonable nor a practical approach to life.
For the last ten days or so, even my best efforts to be positive have been met with…a whole bunch of crap. It’s a sad time, a hard time and my heart is hurting. And of course…when it rains it pours. I have tried, but more often then not, life has really gotten the best of me this last little while and I’ve had a really hard time finding things to be happy about.
BUT…silver lining time…I realized that even during the worst times, there is ALWAYS something that can cheer me up. Simple things, easy things, things that have the power to put a smile on my face. I realize that some days it’s easy to find stuff to be happy about, but even on those terrible, horrible, very bad, no good days, there is always something to smile about, if you’re open to it. And I think everyone can use more happy in their lives. I mean, who doesn’t like to smile and laugh?!
Perception is everything and even in rough times, it is possible to choose happy, even if it’s only for a moment.
I’ve decided to make this a regular part of my blog so watch for my choose happy posts (probably on Wednesdays) and PLEASE share your happy moments too. Little things, big things…it doesn’t even matter as long as they made you smile.
So here we go…my first Choose Happy moment…
A brand new notebook and a necklace with a mini kettle ball and tag 'Believe in Yourself'
This early birthday gift put a smile on my face Monday. The fact that it was also accompanied by a latte and a chat with a good friend helped!
If you need a smile of your own, here’s a little video that makes me giggle and is a great example of choosing happy.
So, what made YOU smile today? What was your happy moment? Share, because everyone can use a smile!