Create Your Own Sunshine
I’ve been blessed with the gift of happiness. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve kept a smile on my face. I can never stay mad about something no matter how hard I try, I’ve forgiven the person before they’ve apologized, or forgotten the situation before it could get to me. I think that I learned at a young age that you could stay mad at something, and dwell on the fact that something didn’t go your way, the person who hurt you isn’t really going to care how you are feeling, and minutes, hours, days will tick on by and if you’re still stuck on the subject you are the only one being hurt. You remain stagnant.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”- Buddah
The point is, if you are unhappy about something you can always, change it or look on the bright side. And there is a bright side to EVERYTHING, whether you believe it or not. When you start training your mind to believing this you will realize it. When something doesn’t go my way, something that I really wanted, that I really worked hard for, I don’t let myself get down, I tell myself it’s because something better is coming my way.
“If there was a particular house you wanted, or a relationship, or a job you wanted, and you didn’t get it, the Universe is telling you that it was not good enough and did not match your dream. It is also telling you that it has something better and more worthy of you coming.”- Rhonda Burne
I was unhappy in my previous job, from the moment I started. Still, I was thankful to have a job for an amazing company. Months went by and I remained thankful for the opportunity, instead of dreading the work, I listened to inspirational speakers while I worked. It kept my head leveled. After being put down for months, not doing what the position stated I would be doing, nor what I wanted to be doing, I decided it was time for me to leave. I was still happy, but it wasn’t moving me toward everything I wanted to accomplish. I experienced a lot of negativity on that job, but when I look at it, all I see is that I met an amazing friend, with the same positive attitude as me, and even better her talent was the last puzzle piece that I needed during that time in my life. After I decided that I had spent enough time there, I decided I wanted to change my circumstances. I left that job, and gained more opportunities, and most importantly, I had created happiness for myself.
You can always find something to complain about. “It’s so hot outside, it’s in the 100’s,” what that sounds like to me is ideal beach weather, time to take a dip in the pool, and if I don’t have access to either, time to get some Vitamin D outside. There is always something to be thankful for, something that will always brighten your day, you don’t have to look hard for it, it’s there.
When you’re feeling down, have faith that something better is about to happen. And it will! The way I look at it is, I bring my own sunshine everywhere I go!