Posts Tagged With: Happiness

I Smiled and It Made Me Cry

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About a week before Christmas I had a very powerful and wonderful experience. I tried to write about it back then, but couldn’t seem to find the right words, so it ended up as an unfiltered mess in my journal instead. But now I’m giving it a second go.

I can’t remember exactly what I’d been doing that evening, but I was on my way home.

I remember lots of moonlight and my breath coming out in frosty clouds. With music in my ears I walked without really paying attention to where I was going, lost in thought. And then all of a sudden I stopped walking, looked up at the stars and noticed that I was smiling. No, not just smiling, I was grinning! And the best part was, I had no idea why!

This is not uncommon for me. I find joy in the smallest of things, and I’m obnoxiously positive (most of the time), but this was little over a month after my recent heartbreak. It had been a while since I’d felt like the regular me.

And the thing that hit me hard in that moment was that I realized just how long I’d gone without feeling that kind of joy over nothing but a nice night out, and being lost in my own headspace.  Upon that realization, I started to cry. So I walked the rest of the way home, looking like a grinning, crying lunatic, and I didn’t even care.

The tears came from the overwhelming sensation of knowing that I was finally on my way back to my usual self! They were tears of relief!

When I got home, the first thing I did was that I sent a text to the group chat I have with some of my closest girlfriends. I wanted to share my special moment, and the soulmates I have that I needed to tell it to was them! And not just because I wanted to share what had happened, but also because I know that the road would’ve been a lot longer to walk without meaningless grins if it weren’t for all of their love and support.

I had to tell them, because much of that moment was thanks to them. And most importantly, I had to tell them just how much I love them for being the wonderful people that they are!

Now I won’t try to say that every day since then has been all smiles and sunshine, but I’m happy to report that I find myself grinning for no reason more and more often!

It feels so good! In a way, it feels like coming home ❤️

When was the last time you grinned by yourself for no reason? If it’s been a while, I hope you get there soon! And while you heal, I’m here, if you need me…

 

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Working With Books!

So, I was talking about starting new chapters in my last post and one of the very exciting and very new chapters that’s started in my life is my new job.

I’ve written about the physical struggle I’ve been through with my shoulders and arms the last year and it’s been a whole lot of painful and not to mention, hard on me psychologically as well. It finally came to a point where I got the message that working in an office and sitting in front of the computer eight hours a day just wasn’t going to work for me. My doctor and other specialists recommended me to end that chapter and start looking for a new one.

Have you ever had that feeling that a particular opportunity was waiting for you to just open the door and let it in? This one felt kind of like that. Everything just happened so fast! I found a listing for a job at a bookstore very close to where I live and I just about had the time to send in my application before the deadline. Just a few days later I was called in for an interview and another few days later I was offered a job.

I can’t believe that out of the 400 people that applied for this job, I’m now the lucky one to be able to work with my passion and love. And that feeling of walking into my job and being surrounded by written words is such an amazing one.

I now have a part time job that I really look forward to coming to and I have the time to work on getting even better physically. I also have time to work on the other sides of my book passion, like my writing, reading, blogging and YouTubing.

I have a feeling that this is the start of something great! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me now!

I’m very humble and grateful for everything. My new job, the people close to me, you readers and life in general! This life is such an amazing journey and even though parts of it is rough and messy, we must never give up!

That one amazing opportunity might be sitting around waiting for you too. You just have to take the chance, go out and go look for it!

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The Power of Good News

The bad news:
There is no key to happiness…

The good news:
It isn’t locked!

I’m a strong believer in that happiness attracts more happiness and it has been like that lately for me. No life is perfect, and I’m not trying to say that mine is, but who in their right minds want perfect?? When you really think about it, what would be left to live for if everything was perfect? Nothing to strive for. Nothing to dream about. The perfect life would then be imperfect, and I’m glad that it’s an unrealistic reality.
But some days are truly perfect. Everything doesn’t have to go like you planned and still there are these tiny moments that makes that day so perfect it could possibly be. Like meeting an old friend that you’ve missed. That night when you kiss your crush for the first time. Or maybe just that day when you got unexpected life changing news! That day came for me today. I’m not going into details on the news because it’s really not that interesting or exciting for anyone else really, but that tiny bit of news is life changing for me. It has brought an extra amount of laughter and smiles all day long and my dreams and goals are getting closer and closer.

I’ve stopped looking for the key to happiness a long time ago. Happiness is what I want it to be. I’m already in the land of happiness and I’m exploring it and loving the journey!
Want to tag a long on the ride? Just smile 🙂

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