A regular reader, GirlStar7 commented:
I find it hard to believe that you are ALWAYS so happy. or do you just not have anything bad happen to you?
The following are the philosophies I live by that allow me to achieve the above.
- With age comes wisdom, the wisdom to know what’s really important in life. I have all my limbs intact, my five senses working, and a clear head on my shoulders. I have a roof over my head, a comfy bed to sleep in every night, enough to eat, no money troubles and my loved ones around me. With the exception of clinical depression, one would need seriously good reasons to be unhappy with life if one already has all the aforementioned things.
- I keep things in perspective. 6 billion people on the planet. Many starving, many living with disabilities and illnesses, many living in war zones, many living never looking more than one day ahead – just surviving. Can you seriously tell me your life is that bad? Again, you better have a damn good reason to think that your life is shitty.
- In addition to my family, I can count on my two hands people I would call true friends. Near or far, my life is infinitely enriched by just knowing that they are there. Any more friends than that would be a bonus. Conversely, because it *is* a bonus you can afford to lose them. Don’t dwell on the people who’d hurt or dissapoint you. Learn and move on. Don’t be afraid to make surgical cuts to the people who’ve outlived your friendship. You’ve allowed them into your life, and you can just as easily show them the door.
- I am not a Christian, but this is such a profound quote:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
And just a few more to throw into the mix:
- Slow down and smell the roses.
- Enjoy the simple things in life.
- Smiling doesn’t cost you a thing.
- yada yada …
I’m looking forward to Friday and every day beyond that. How about you? 🙂
When all else fails, take a nap.