Finding the happy.

Well…this is new.  I’m used to editing other people’s writing instead of sharing my own 🙂  I’ve toyed around with the idea of a blog for awhile now, but it was only a couple weeks ago where I really felt the push to do it.

Long story short, at the very end of a three-week trip to Europe with my family, I ended up sobbing in a hotel room for quite a long time as a result of feeling completely overwhelmed at all of the crummy things happening in the world.  (I am not normally a crier.)  The few English television stations we had access to were running what seemed like 24/7 coverage of the Charleston shootings, racism in America, and the atrocious dog festival in China.  It seemed like there was literally nothing positive to report on, and I got to a point where I simply couldn’t take it anymore.

Yes, part of it was exhaustion and just being ready to get home, but never before had I thought, “The world is such a sucky place right now.”  MAJOR PROBLEM…that’s not me.  I’m generally a pretty positive, upbeat person.  But between the news, the dark thoughts that had crossed my mind, and even more recently the constant bitching and complaining about one thing or another on Facebook, I’ve had it.

So, enter this blog.  Whether it’s a quote I like, a song I find inspiring, a photo that makes me smile, or a story that warms my heart, I’m going to post it here.  This will be a ‘happy place’ of sorts; somewhere that’s completely void of negativity.

You know that bad things are gonna happen, right?  Absolutely – I’m not naive.

Don’t you realize that there are serious problems in the world around me?  Yep.

So why are you ignoring them?  I’m not – I’m just choosing not to focus on them and instead finding the happy 🙂

I don’t know how many people will read this, and quite honestly it doesn’t matter – this blog is primarily for me.  But for those who do, I truly hope you enjoy it.  My wish is that my collection of happy things makes you smile and perhaps inspires you to focus on the positive in your life, too.

Cheers!

SMR

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