Friends have always joked with me that I must be on drugs. Apparently it is abnormal for any person to be as happy as I am.
Since we bought the house, Bill and I constantly post about how happy we are to be homeowners…and before the house, it was how happy we were to be on vacation, and own a dog, and be married, and be engaged…you get the idea. We’re a happy bunch! And we love to share.
The sad part for me is seeing those “Give me what you have” and “Being that happy can’t be legal” comments. I think to myself, “Why isn’t everyone this happy?!”
I believe in positive energy. It’s not that negative things don’t happen in my life, because trust me, they do. I just choose to constantly share overwhelming happiness and joy in hope to encourage positive energy from others. I understand that your boss may be a b*&^( and your car may have crapped out on you, but at least you have a job, to pay for that car!
I’ve been through my fair share of darkness and my mom always told me, “Once you hit rock bottom, stop digging.” It’s really resonated with me through the years and IT WORKS. I have plenty of meltdowns, as you would know reading through this blog, but I always try to take a positive note from each lesson I learn. If you’ve reached the darkest depths…start searching for a light!!!
Also, I pray. A lot. I pray for good things, I pray for bad things. Record Scratch Yes. I pray for bad things. I don’t say “Dear God, I hope you take a crap on my day”, but I do say thank you for the bad things because they help me understand His mission, and appreciate every good thing so much more. (If you’re looking for a little help in the prayer department, Bill and I love this daily devotional)
I’m not sorry that I’m happy. I promise I’ve never done any drugs and never plan on taking prescriptions for my mood. I’m just high on life. I have a lot to be grateful for, and I’d guess if you started saying “Thank You” every time something doesn’t go terribly for you, you’d see that you have a lot to be grateful for too.
The more you acknowledge the positive, the less the negative will bug you.
What do you say? Are you up for the challenge? I dare you to tweet something you’re thankful for. Find me @jessbedsole and I’ll return the favor ;-)