Being happy is a skill and a muscle that has to be flexed every now and then or else it will
grow stagnant. Becoming sad is far too easy and almost a default for too many.
To truly be happy you have to work on it every single day and really push through
some obstacles, but the outcome? The outcome makes it all worth it.

You see, some of the happiest people I know have dealt with far too much, live imperfect
lives and still have a smile on their face. Working at happiness and remaining happy
requires strength and perseverance. The world is going to keep knocking you down
over and over and over again but we have to brush off the dirt and the embarrassing
looks and keep walking and pick up the pace we were moving at prior to being knocked

And when all else fails, listen to Happy by Pharrell and that should do the trick. 

Flex that muscle. Be happy and kind. 

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”
-Audrey Hepburn

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Raewyn @ Be A Warrior Queen said...

Thanks for the happy boost!!

lauren jean allece said...

I cannot tell you how much I absolutely LOVE this post. So many people just think that being happy is a right, that we deserve happiness all the time - and while on some levels I do believe that, I think you have to read between the lines... Everyone deserves the chance to PURSUE happiness, but whether you take it and work hard to achieve it? That's on you. That's the choice you have to make, that's the point. Happiness is a byproduct of hard work, sometimes tough choices and the determination not to let the darkness win. I don't know if that makes sense but the real point here is that I adore this post and think you are amazing and truly wise! Stay happy, friend!