friday, my hero!

posted on: Friday, March 1, 2013

When it snowed a few weeks ago.

I’m having a much better day today than yesterday, oh yes I am. I could kiss this day! March 1st, I LOVE you! We have entered into March and I have so many things to look forward to. Like spring and sunshine, for one. Oh and my birthday in a few weeks! Not that I ever do a whole lot for it since I swear it always sneaks up on me, but I do love that day.

So like I said, I’m feeling so much better. I’m realizing more and more how much of a choice happiness is. I know some people suffer from depression and that it’s not really a choice for them, I get that. But for most of us, happiness is just a matter of rearranging our thoughts and throwing out the bad ones. Getting rid of the clutter. The stuff that isn’t serving us or giving us energy. It’s tough to do, really tough. I get so tired of fighting for joy some days, that I give up and let myself wallow because that’s just so much easier to do. Then I have this moment of clarity and start to snap out of it.

I’m still snapping out of it right now. The truth of it is, being sad isn’t helpful to anyone. I’m not less of a failure by dwelling on my failures and feeling even more like a failure. I’m a success if I learn from those mistakes, stand up, brush myself off and choose happiness despite my surroundings and circumstances. So that’s what I’m doing.

I mean, it’s Friday. How bad could this day be? It’s like it knew I needed it and showed up in the nick of time.

A life saver, that Friday.

  • Glad you’re feeling better! Happiness is a lot of choice, but I think sometimes it’s ok to choose to wallow in your sadness…just for a little while. :) It’s good for you sometimes. :)

  • oh girlfriend! i can relate to this post SO much! i struggle with this dangerous anxiety/perfectionism/sadness combo way too often. i was putting happiness on a pedestal that was way too high, not realizing that contentment is so much closer and attainable. since i’ve been concentrating less on achieving that bubbly happiness and focusing more on being thankful and content with what i have, i’ve felt sooo much better! you’re not alone in this! i’m rooting for you!…and spring too :) xoxo

  • I love your outfit. You are adorable.

  • Thank you, Angela! It’s definitely okay to settle into sadness for a little bit or else we hold it all inside and it just gets worse. Thanks for the encouragement!

  • That’s exactly my problem! Putting happiness on a pedestal. Honestly? Contentment makes me happy. Calm moments, simple moments make me happy.

    Another thing that hinders contentment is social media. I love it, it’s my job, but when I can see the perfect moments in someone’s life(and not the baggage that we all have) it makes my heartache for another life. To be someone different than who I am, which is not good. That’s reason numero uno that I rid myself of my personal Facebook. It’s helped a ton!

    I’m rooting for you too, Laura! Thanks for sharing. It’s encouraging to know that I’m not alone!

  • Oh thank you, Lindsay! That’s so sweet of you to say!