"Why do you think the world is sunshine & rainbows?"
"Why are you always smiling? Life isn't that great"
"Dude, wipe that *#$%^@! Smile off your face!"
These are questions & comments that I receive rather frequently.
They only make me happier :)
How, and why you ask? I'm here to answer those questions, and hopefully this little article will explain a bit more about me, and I hope it puts some positivity in your day.
But that's okay. It's okay to feel these things and express them. We're all human. We're living life. In spite of the terrible things happening in the world, there's also: joy, laughter, accomplishment, success, friendship, love.
Life is like the Yin Yang.
It's all in your point of view:
To quote a favorite movie of mine:
It's true. We can't control them when they happen.
However, we can become aware of these feelings, and this can help guide us to inner peace & happiness.
Here's an example I like to use that happened to me:
I was driving around doing errands before the sun even came up. I had spent the previous night working all night on some very important projects. I needed to get supplies, get breakfast, get home & continue my work and hopefully take a nap somewhere in there. I had taken a wrong turn from the area I was unfamiliar with. I became very angry & frustrated. Thoughts poured in, such as "UGH! I'm so stupid" and "I can't believe I'm wasting all this time driving this way" and "I'm wasting so much gas", then I looked up to see beautiful orange & pink hues dancing in the sky- the sun was rising. I began to relax, thinking "I guess it's not so bad. If I hadn't have gotten turned around, I wouldn't have been able to see this amazing sunrise on the way back home. I began to smile.
So I've just learned to roll with it.
- Air- it's refreshing, we breathe it to live! Yay Air!
- Water- mmmm waterbending! Drink up!
- Delicious Food- Everyone loves nommy food!
- Internet- If you're reading this right now, you probably have internet! That's an amazing tool for socializing, learning, playing, goofing off... the list goes on!
- Creating- Everyone is a creator! Take something and make something!
- Brains- Not just for zombies! Use it, nurture it, love it!
- Books- Books are everywhere! Go forth & read!
- Animals- Look at the animals. They play, work, and live in the moment. Maybe you have pets. Play with them.
- Plants- Plants are amazing. Trees have so many stories to tell! Go outside and hug one right now!
Everyone has worry and troubles. Everyone has struggle, even if they don't show it. You're not alone. You're on this Earth & not alone. It's about enjoying the exploration and the time you have here. Why waste it? Can you remember something that angered you 10 years ago? How about something that made you ecstatic? Which memory do you like better? Life is full of building memories. Embrace & love it, and enjoy the ride.
Another favorite from the profound Butters of South Park:
Imagine you're frustrated. A telemarketer calls and you yell at them. They hang up and get upset. They go home and complain to their wife. The wife gets frustrated and yells at the kids. The kids get upset and are mean to the kids down the street. So on, and so forth. Believe it or not, everything does have a butterfly effect, a chain reaction. Be a part of that of something good. Pay it forward.
There's no words, but it speaks volumes about life:
"Life is too short to be unhappy, you have to take the good with the bad, smile when you're sad, love what you've got and always remember what you had."
Those are my thoughts on being positive. I hope that this helped you in some way, perhaps a little motivation or a boost of happiness for your day. :)
'cuz everypony's my friend and I LOVE to see my friends SMILE!!