I was walking to my apartment the other day from the garage, on one of my nightly chats with my madré, when she asked me, “but you’re happy, right?”
Happy? I said, “oh my goodness, I am!”
It’s an interesting question, really. Most people, when asked how their day is going, proclaim with “it’s alright” or “it’s going” << I know you’ve heard that one plenty. But often, when I’m asked (unless it’s a bad day, which hello, I’m human), I say, “I’m great!”
And strangely enough, I am simply just that. No lies. No bullshit. Just great.
I think it even startled my coworker the other day when I responded with that. I mean, who says they’re great? I proclaimed that, “well, I feel pretty happy all the time.” Which they thought was a little weird, but alas – I can’t lie.
I have so many reasons to be happy. Are you kidding me? Where do I begin?
I live in the sunshine state of Florida. Those that grew up here may argue with me but come on. I’m a short drive to the beach and the palm trees outside my window really don’t get old.
My friends are my family. I am not sure you noticed, but I am one freaking lucky girl when it comes to my amazing friends. I couldn’t be more blessed.
Speaking of family – um, they’re pretty kickass too! I may only see all of you once a year, but you’re pretty darn awesome.
I have a job that let’s me thrive and a social life that fills my calendar with fun. Ok, maybe I’m not some socialite running around from party to party but I keep myself busy and have a blast doing it. (Who really wants to be a socialite anyway?)
This guy is the easiest pet on the planet and is is the best kid a girl could ask for. #lowmaintenance
My blog! Um you guys are the reason I keep doing this. Comment like those on last week’s post made me smile for days. And I’m not gonna lie, I may have almost teared up just feeling so darn lucky.
Now that’s only a few things that fill my heart with happiness. Next time someone asks you how your day is, take a moment to stop and think…am I happy? Remember all the good stuff. Weed through all that negative that permeates and tries to push away the good.
You all have a wonderful life. Opportunity. Love. Adventure. You just have to find it, embrace it and never let it go. Spread the happy.