When it comes down to it, being real, being honest, establishing trust- that is what’s important. That is what this blog is all about. We all want to be happy. We all would rather smile than frown. We all want to live life and not settle. We all have a different idea of a “Great Life” looks like. We all have a different idea of what “Happiness” is. At the end of the day, we all want the same thing- happiness- and happiness starts with a smile.
Let’s be real- life throws curve balls! Sometimes life just sucks. It’s a roller coaster. I am not here to say everything is fine and just smile it off. Life has a funny way of working itself out. Eventually, things will be OK and there are steps we can take to help us find happiness everyday. I want to share my story and my thoughts on getting through difficult times. Hopefully I can help someone else choose a smile.
My whole life people have asked me: how I am I always so happy? Do I ever get mad? Have I ever had a bad day? I hear how I am one of the happiest people they know and people love being around me because I am always happy. Let me tell you, I definitely have bad days! I get angry (especially when it comes to driving) and I haven’t always been happy. I decided a very long time ago that my life is better if I don’t dwell on my negative feelings. Life is a better place if I don’t let the negative win. I’m not saying ignore your feeling. You should most certainly let yourself feel sadness and anger- just don’t let it consume your life.
Happiness is a choice. It is a mindset. One of the best things I learned is that nothing stays the same- everything is temporary. Everything passes. Emotions are temporary. There is peace in knowing that the bad times will pass. On the flip side, that also means good times will pass. However, if you are able to grab onto a small peace of happiness, look towards the positive, you are one step closer to a happier life. This idea that everything changes really helps put life and what is important into perspective. It helps you not take life to seriously and laugh a little more.
From here on out, I will be posting about how to choose happiness, steps you can take, topics and daily actions to help you get out of that rut and enjoy life. I will teach you how to wake up, smile and live your life the best way you can. Please reach out to me with any questions or topics you would like answered. Hope you enjoy.