Friday, July 24, 2009

Harshing My Mellow

I've been wondering. Are negative people more tired than positive ones? It must be tiring to be a pessimist.

I cannot abide the negative. It's life-energy sucking! It harshes my mellow. I can't help their situation. What I can do, is help MINE. I am positive, most of the time. I am helpful, I am happy (except for 4-5 days a month). *snort*

Trust me, there was a time when it was not all happiness and joy. There was the "before," where everything was drama, and no money to pay bills, and craziness not of my own doing. But I chose to get away from that. I chose to take my kid and take a hike.

The only person I could blame was myself. Yup, I let it happen. Now, I let "Happy" happen.

Hey, new Motto:

Happy Happens.

It happens if you choose it. Surround yourself with positive people who lift you up. DO what you say you'll do. Be polite. Be nice. Follow the rules; remember the world owes you NOTHING! I am a realist and crappy stuff happens to everyone. Just don't let those moments cloud you and shape your personality into something no one wants to be around. If you don't like it, change it.



Hendel D'bu said...

I like 'happy happens''s a good thing to think about.

I've known a lot of unhappy people, people who are or feel trapped in their situation. But, you are right...we all can decide to be happy. Whatever it takes, risks must be taken to be happy. If not, unhappiness and strife spread like a poison.


Ari C'rona said...

Great words, Kaaren. I once (actually many times) heard a wise person say "We all make choices, and we all must live with the consequences."

I do think negativity sucks life out of any who are around it. I'd much rather be one who encourages those around me.


Lisa said...

Great post! It's so easy to let everything upset you, but so important to aim for happiness. My motto when things get crazy is 'it'll all work itself out' - it usually seems to be true.

Niki said...

Amen, sister!

Big Sis said...

Sounds Great...
This is true for those that have NO mental issues. Ur lucky ;)