To be happy you have to think happy. You can have anything you want but happiness is a zen ability that many of us haven’t mastered, including myself but it doesn’t mean you or I shouldn’t be it or have it in our lives.
Sad things happen when you don’t deserve it; it’s a fact of life. So be sad for a few days or weeks after your sad incident occurs, just don’t unpack your bags and stay there. Sooner rather than later, snap yourself out of it. Just because you’re not completely healed doesn’t mean you can’t smile and laugh; no one has ever been blinded by looking at the bright side of things. And you need to smile and laugh to get you out of your rut so you can keeping living.
The definition of “live” as a verb:
1 : to be alive : have the life of an animal or plant 2 : to continue alive 3 : to maintain oneself
Let’s break this down in terms of our lives. 1) We’re all humans. Humans are classified as animals. The human’s class is mammalia. It’s order is primate (the same as apes.) It’s family is Hominidae (apes that have no tail and can gather food with their hands.) The Human’s sub-family is Homininae. It’s tribe is Hominini. It’s genus is Homo and it’s specie is scientifically named Homo Sapiens. (Obviously, I didn’t write this paragraph.)
As mammals, we need basic needs to be met in order to be happy or feel content. We need a home to find solace, rest, food, et cetera. The one thing we don’t always find directly in our homes are people. Mammals need other mammals to be well and thrive. Just make sure you don’t pick toxic people. That isn’t good for any aspect of your life.
2) To continue alive: To survive. Whether you survive the death of a loved one or a break-up that can feel like you lost someone to the point where they no longer exist to you or vice versa, you must keep going. You have to survive and you will survive.
3. To maintain oneself: Keep it simple and you’ll be able to get through daily life which transitions into weekly life then monthly, et cetera. Make sure you are taking care of yourself; eat, work, and sleep. Repeat. When you repeat the basic needs you’ll repeat enough to the point where you’re able to add social functions, hobbies and you’ll get back out in the world where you can be happy.
One last tip at creating your own kind of happy: Remove anything that makes you feel unhappy or unloved. There is so much to feel happy about about and there is so much love to be shared.
Special thanks to my friend Allison for tagging me in the comments section of this picture on Instagram.