This is definitely one of those posts that’s going to need some context. For the last couple of months, I haven’t been very happy. I won’t go into the details as to why I haven’t been my usually happy self. Besides the fact that it would take too long, why I’ve been unhappy isn’t the point. What is the point is that recently, I made the conscientious decision to take control of my happiness. I decided once and for all to not focus so much on the things that have made me sad and to focus all of my attention on what makes me happy. It’s gotten to the point where everyday I actively seek out things that make me happy.
It’s only been a week of this and oh my goodness! Is it possible that it may have worked too well? I’m serious. Not like it’s a bad thing, but I may be too happy now. Let me explain. I tried to do a rant woe-is-me post the other day and I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t bring myself to spread the negativity. Then there ‘s times during the day when I feel myself being negative or rude about something, I actually stop myself in mid-thought, tell myself this thought or something I said was very un-happy of me and then I completely end the thought before it has time to fester. In the last week, my mood has skyrocketed. I feel even better than I did before when I was my “usually happy self.” It amazes me how a simple change in attitude can change everything. I’m happy. Actually happy and I look forward to finding things everyday that make me happy and that I can share with others.
I think you all should try this, too. Maybe just for an hour or a day or even a week, decide to be happy. Don’t let yourself wallow in misery or self-loathing. Be happy. Find what makes you happy and if it makes you really happy, share that happiness with others. I use the hashtag #whatmademehappytoday when I share online, so you’ll be able to see what’s been making me happy. Let’s spread the happiness and see how the world changes.
Before you go, in the comments, tell me what makes you happy.