Happiness is a state of mind. By taking time out each day to recognize the simple moments when you genuinely smiled will help you realize all of the little things that matter to you. While it's true not every day is unicorns and chocolate it doesn't always have to be doom and gloom either. Read on my friend and embrace the happy and see this week's list of 5 things to be happy about.
1. The weather is fine...for now.
Sunny Skies and Rainbows Make The Heartland Happy
This may just be a Minnesnowta thing, but we are overly invested in our weather forecasts. But just let me tell you that today the weather is great. If we're real with ourselves, we all know that good ole Minnesota is famous for it one day being rainbows and the sunshine then 4 hours later being buried in 2 feet of snow. To my fellow people in the Heartland, let us rejoice. For in this very moment the weather is pleasant enough. (I apologize for ahead for time for the impending tornado that I have more than likely jinxed this great weather with.)
2. This Video is Love, Happiness, and Adorbs
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Every day you have to find something that makes you laugh. Laughter is a great healer. Check out the seriously and very real La Guardia Cross Youtube Channel to get perspective on fatherhood. A great video to start with is the father giving his most adorable and mature 6-week old daughter an interview. This channel proves black love is a real thing; it's okay not to have all of the answers all of the time, and fatherhood is an actual thing.
3. White Night Dropped and My Boo Thang Is Still Hot
If you are not part of the Kpop Scene by now, there is still hope! My (in my mind) Boo Thang, Taeyang dropped his album, White Night last week and it’s making hearts weak with every listen. The sounds are sultry, dance worthy, and R&B inspired. In my eyes, Taeyoung has gone back to the original sound that I fell in love with when Big Bang officially became a group. Listening to White Night puts one in a mood...plus there’s one song in particular that makes me blush when it comes on when I’m working in the office. If you haven’t listened to the album, get to it!
4. Rainbow Shops is having an Intense $10.00 Sale
Rainbow Shops Clearance Sale
I am all about the sales and clothing I don’t feel bad or horrible about if ruined. The sale has been going strong, so that means items are flying into homes as we speak. Don’t miss out and head over to Rainbow Shops Online to get in on the end of the summer deals that are too hot to be missed. Not only do you have clothes to pick from (yes, plus sized girls they got us covered) but the accessories and shoes are also more than reasonably priced and ripe for the picking. If there was ever a sale to get into before it’s too late, it’s this one.
5. You still have time before pumpkin seasonal drinks are a thing.
One of the main reasons I love when the holiday season ends means the end of the horrid drinks that have to do with pumpkins does as well. Why it’s a thing I am not sure, and it needs to be stopped. Let us all bask in the fact that we have time until we have to hear about the dreaded Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Pie Latte, and any other pumpkin related drink the coffee industry will come up with. I admit I have fallen for the trap...and I have a concoction that I like with pumpkin favor, but you can’t taste the pumpkin which defeats the purpose… Cheers to non-pumpkin drinks my friends!
**BOUNUS** You Are Amazingly You and Alive
Here's Looking At You My Friend
If there’s one thing that we both can be happy about is the fact that you are alive and I’m assuming well, especially if you are reading this post. You are awake and here living another day. You have it within your power to make choices to make life better, to live a happier life and make a change in the world. You've decided to keep prospering despite what the world says and thinks of you. I don’t have to know you to tell you that I love you. I pray to the gods and goddesses you believe, hold you in their blessings, and you find a path that is your own. You are amazing. You are alive. You are loved.
That wraps up this week’s list. If there’s one thing that you remember from my list is this; Feelings, people, and moments come and go. They ebb and flow. They make impressions, create grooves, and can take root to grow into something good or bad. But the key to finding your happiness is never to forget a bad experience doesn’t mean a bad life. You are the writer of your own script. Every choice you make has consequences so weigh your options, choose to live your life and stay in the present in the happier moments.
Hey, you! Where is your list of happy and what are two things you are happy about? Post in the comment section! One, I love to know someone is reading this, and two, I want to know what makes other people happy, too!