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Friday, October 28, 2011

Life is too short to be anything but happy.

I saw this quote while I was browsing Tumblr today: "life is too short to be anything but happy." It was one of those inspirational quotes, put over a crappy, edited photo with hipster font. And although I usually just read posts like those and keep scrolling, this one struck a chord with me. Because last night, I realized that it's true.

I may be sad every once in a while, but I need to try being happy. We all have a story that may have more downs than ups. But once we see everything for what's it worth...why not be happy? I smiled and laughed more the other night than I have in about a month. And it felt great. Sure, I'm still bummed every once in a while over the reasons why I haven't been laughing, but they can't control me anymore. I don't want to spend my life being upset over things I can't control. I want to spend it enjoying everything in some way.

So here's to a new beginning.

As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "for every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." 

photo via (we heart it)

8 comments:

bethm1687 said...

Love this little blurb. So true!

Erin Moline said...

So true, Jessi, and well put. Happiness is a choice, and love is the only real thing on earth. Enjoyed finding your blog today (through a random image search) ~Erin

kay said...

few days back I too saw a quote from tumblr that really spoke to me. Good to see that other people find inspiration there too :)

Erica said...

Amen sister!

UjjwalRaaj said...

=))

Melissa Blake said...

This is so true! It just takes too much energy to be unhappy.

Grace said...

thanks for sharing :)

M├Ągi said...

Amen! Amen!

Crazy how much control we have over our emotions and perspectives on life. Definitely worth it to take a step back and choose what route you prefer.

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