How’s it going?!
Happy August 1st!
This day is a big deal to my family because it’s the Swiss National day! So in our eyes, it’s a holiday. We always shoot off fireworks, eat a Swiss meal, and decorate. I’m so glad to be at my parents’ house so I can partake in some of the festivities!
And, in case you didn’t know it, or couldn’t tell, I am a happy person. I just am!
(I promise this is going somewhere)
I used to be like this in HS too -super fun (or so I thought. hah.), bubbly, outgoing, friendly, and nonjudgemental.
This all changed with anorexia & later disordered eating issues. Because of this there were several years in college where I was a cranky, uptight, stress case who judged everyone & anything.
I was super negative, unhappy, & seemed to feel I was living a lie. (I was kind & outgoing on the outside & with friends, but on the inside I was a tumultuous mess).
The summer before I met my husband I started to become a bit more like I used to be, because of a shift in my attitude & thought processes, and so when I met him, I was a lot nicer to myself & a bit less judgmental.
Still not ‘happy,’ but much closer.
Being married to Jared & lifting weights changed my life (specifically getting certified in BP-which is probably one reason I love it so much). I totally credit those two things, as well as my relationship with my Heavenly Father, for helping me turn around & be happy & feel happiness again.
I am a happy person again! I laugh without abandon, I feel joyful & thankful more often than not, and I feel happy most moments of the day.
So when I read this article, I was nodding & agreeing to each & every point, because I KNOW what it is like on the other side.
GO read it.
Here is a sampling of a few from the list that I just said “amen & amen” over & over to:
And a bunch of other ones, so go read it!
And as an aside, I completely agree that confidence is a huge part of happy people, and this usually comes from having an innate & secure feeling in values & standards that one keeps. Knowing who I am, what I believe, and what I will & will not do gives me confidence and a sense of peace that is unparalleled!
There are of course times when I am not happy and have a really bad day, etc. (Often lately because of hormones & crying….haha.) But the really bad stuff seems not to ‘stay’ with me too much simply because I choose to focus on what IS going well or what it is I am grateful for.
It’s always a work in progress, obviously, but overall I can happily (heh) say I am a happy person again. And it feels beautiful. <3
- I am thankful for pilots who know how to fly planes in bad weather.
- I am grateful for A/C.
- I am super thankful for sisters & the moments we have to sit down & talk.
Have a GREAT day! <3
Would YOU and others say YOU are a happy person??! What would YOU pinpoint that helps YOU be a happy person??! What are YOU thankful for today??!