Saturday, April 09, 2016
The State of Happy
Throughout my adult life, staying happy has been a challenge...not that I don't want to, but I have suffered a lot of loss. 2003, my son died at the age of 25. Then my dad died in 2007 and my mom committed suicide in 2008. My best friend, died in 2010 and my sister died unexpectedly this past Sept. at the age of 56.
There have been good friends, and a few loved and adored pets, that have passed as well.
The biggest of all of these losses, was my son. It will be 13 years and I can honestly say, I have to work at being HAPPY. I could very well, just give up. If you've ever been in the vice-grip of grief, you know it is much better to work at being and staying HAPPY.
I appreciate, the state of Happy. I work hard to stay in that space. It does get easier when I DECIDE that I prefer being happy and living happily, than to mope around and grieve the rest of my life. It doesn't mean, I don't love my family or son or beloved pets any less. I believe they would want me to be happy.
So today and everyday I choose to be Happy. This world we live in, gives us many reasons, not be happy and at times we really have to make that choice to be happy, no matter what.
Stay happy my friends.
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