Wednesday, February 27, 2013

HAPPY

Last night I got to watch the documentary, "Happy."
And it was about time! That thing has been on my Netflix for nearly a year!
I am so glad I watched this and I would encourage anyone interested to also take some time out of their busy schedules to watch.
This documentary basically travels around the world finding people who are happy and what makes them happy.
It was beautiful and very uplifting.

It made me stop to think about my life and the happiness that surrounds me.
In our fast lifestyles, it is too easy to dwell on the negative events that occur.
My husband isn't around.
My children are sick.
I am missing work.
Money is always tight.

But in the span of our lives, these negative moments are really only minimal.
So you have a bad day? Tomorrow is a new day and that one rough spot will not affect you for the rest of your life.

I thought about how even though our situation isn't really ideal, I am a very happy person.
On most days.

I have goals.
I have a good marriage.
I have two beautiful children.
I have wonderful family and friends.
I have an idea for how our future may pan out.

And these motivate me each and every day to be a better person and to work hard.
And because of this drive, and the motivation, and the goals, and the social support, I find that I am very happy.

I am a happy girlie.

1 comment:

The McGregor Clan said...

I swear I just watched that about two weeks ago on Netflix also. I loved it and it was a great reminder about how much of 'happiness' is how I choose to see things in life.