Some days I’m up and out, smiling and ready for the day. Other days, I don’t shower all day unless I know I have to interact with someone. Those days I know I could possibly burst into tears at the drop of a hat.
Happiness for me is something that is fleeting, but so is sadness, and anger. Human emotions are good. All of them. It’s like a balancing game. If we didn’t have positive emotions, we’d be weighed down by negative ones.
How to search out the positive moments? Well, first look in the mirror, notice a frown that pulls your brows and mouth down. Smile at yourself. Then, for the rest of the day smile at everyone. EVERYONE.
Pet some dogs or cats, or llamas. Which ever one will make you smile most. Pick some flowers, or buy some.
Book a trip, count down the days. Book a concert, listen to a song a day by the artist. Whistle along. These moments, you have to keep them all day long.
Negative moments will arise. Someone will talk down to you, someone will yell, someone will stress you out.
Someone will message you on tumblr horrible mean things, but notice the small things, like the fact that they tell you they “know you” and all the bad things they think about you, but they spelled your name wrong. Laugh, and delete it. Throw it off the scale.
Happy is your choice. Happy is all the positive things keeping you a float because you want them to. Depression will bring you down for days, weeks, hours. Know that you still have the small things, your fingers flex, your hair moves in a breeze. Your smile still works, even if it’s wobbly.
When all else fails, do something that makes you sweat. Run, jump, go outside and run til you can’t then walk back. Stretch your bones. Laugh at everything, especially at the little moments you get to share with yourself.