Am I ever really going to be happy? I ran his words through my head over and over as I packed boxes and prowled thrift stores in search of perfect white plates. I had been happy, and I had infinite space to be happy; I never thought that before, but I knew it now. I had tremendous capacity for joy, but it was hard to find.
Listen to me: They. Do. Not. Matter.
Hang out with a young child. Spending time with my favorite little toddler girls ALWAYS lifts my spirits. You can’t be down when they’re crawling all over you to hug you and beg you to play Barbies with them.
Guys, if you think you’re the one with the upper hand in your marriage, then you need to check yourself, before you wreck yourself, because you’re not very correct in your assessment.
One does not have to become despondent when bad things happen; to a degree, one can choose to remain happy.
Happy is survival. For me and for my country.
It’s so plain and simple to see why this has been my best year yet.
4. The same thing happens every time you order a pizza for yourself – you realize you’re getting full but then you look at your pizza box. There’s still half of it there. “Okay,” you whisper to yourself. “Just one more.”
Happiness is a luxury. It is a matter of preference, priority, and discipline.
We all do it. We space off. We stare at our phones or TV while someone is trying to share something important with us. Let’s try to look them in the eye and truly hear what they are saying.