In The Words Of..

In the words of Bob Marley:

"Don't worry, be happy."

of Leo Tolstoy:

"If you want to be happy, be."

of Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Come what may, and love it."

and in the words of Nathaniel Hawthorne:

"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."

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I'm certainly not the best person at being happy. I'm not quick to count my blessings. It takes me a few days before I can realize that the only thing being sad gets you... is sadness. So I'm very grateful there are the words of these wise people to fall back on. It reminds me that I can be happy even if my life isn't perfect.

I can buy myself my favorite flowers. Spend some time looking for a good book. Talk a steaming hot shower and relax. And forget everything.

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I can look at the bright side of things. Like the fact that my sister in law is going to C school in San Diego, and that means I get to spend tons of time with my niece. The fact that I'm thisclose to moving on and moving out.


What makes you happy when you're down?


14 comments:

Karina said...

Music makes me happy. Haha it sounds kind of weird but if I'm upset, I listen to music so I can be in THAT world for a bit and not have to be upset.

Kellie said...

That doesn't sound weird at all! I like to do that. I crank up my music, lay down and just listen. It's a great way to escape :)

Kristin Lee said...

Music makes me happy too, thinking of positives makes me happy, venting and having a good cry. :)

Christina said...

I'm going to go with music too. I crank up some happy tunes like Ingrid Michaelson, turn up the speakers, and close my eyes and let it flow through me. If I have the attention span then I read too.. sometimes when I'm upset I just cant sit and read though. Comments make me happy too :)

Keep looking up. We've all been through crappy rough patches in our lives. You'll find your happiness.

Shannon said...

Looking at pictures of good times, reading my journal, music, family, friends...all "good things" that make me happy.

London Girl said...

Good quotes :)

When I'm down, it sounds really silly, but to pick myself back up again I just think... I'm alive!

<3

Kanwalful said...

The love of my life makes me SUPER happy =)

Organic Meatbag said...

music gets me through many tough days at work...it's gotten me through the worst of times in my life...it's a must!

Sarah said...

shopping sometimes cheers me up--unless i'm spending money that i don't have. traveling and reading a good book, too.

Maggie said...

When I'm down. I like to pamper myself. I also love putting cheery music and start singing aloud! I like talking to my friends and have them make me laugh and cheer me up.

kelzone said...

carbs and chocolate.
for real though, this is really weird but i love damien rice when i'm feeling down. and he has some of the most depressing lyrics i've ever heard.

OceanDreams said...

I am so happy that you are staying positive, beautiful pictures. I think you know what makes me happy = ocean and BK! :)

Alexa Mae said...

said beautifully! you are amazing. working out makes me feel better, but cookies make me happy. (well that's irony, isn't it.) i ♥ you doll!

MoreThanMyOwnLife said...

Love this outlook. Sometimes the only thing that keeps us unhappy is ourselves.

Music and my niece never fail to make me happy. Ever.