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)


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!

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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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