Find Your Happy 

If you’ve been around for any length of time you probably understand that life happens and when it does you can lose your happiness among many other things. Lately I have been trying to find the abundance of happiness and joy that used to flow through me like blood. I’m sorry I haven’t been writing that much, but at the sane time I am not because I am trying to get back to my happy.

It was not until after I was done my book that I had realized that I lost the what was once contagious joy and happiness that radiated from me even through times of pain and sorrow. If you have been following my blog for a while you probably noticed that once the book was done my posting frequency dissipated.

A big part of writing my book was acknowledging all the things I had avoided dealing with during that time frame as my recovery was enough at the time I did not have the time or the energy to tackle anything else other than day-to-day life. Now into the better half of my recovery there has been a lot of reflection and time to accept, feel, and work through all those other things. Most days it’s at least a few hours of occupational/ physio exercises but after that I could spend a couple of hours staring at a wall while I do hand strengthening exercises. Over the last few months there has been a lot of healing so all that wall staring must be a good thing haha. I do not know that I’m ready to dive into my next book and set a deadline for it, but I am slowly getting back into writing.

No matter what life throws at you as you trek through your various journeys remember that you are not alone and that if need be you can modify the path to your goals to better suit your needs. It Is not how fast you make the journey, but the fact that you did it. Who cares if you reach your goal in two years or five years, the chances of you getting a prize for reaching the goal in a shorter period of time are slim unless you’re an Olympian.

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Be Gracious

No matter how bad things are for you at any given time remember that there is someone out there that has it worse. Instead of focusing on the things you don’t have focus on the things you do and learn to be grateful for each of those things. Once you switch your perspective you will begin to notice more of what you do have and less of what you assume is missing.

Personally it took a medical fiasco paralyzing half my body to find that gracious perspective to see all the things I did have. I may not have the most or the best things, but I have friends that love and support me through thick and thin, so those material things don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. If you have friends that love and support you throughout your journey you are already doing better than some people.

I was very fortunate to learn how to be gracious at a very young age as it also sorted through my real friends and my fake friends with no effort. Yes I have had my faire share of struggles, but they made me the strong person I am today so it was well worth the trade-off. I am really lucky to have over a handful of people who have been here for me through this entire process and who put up with my high level of sarcasm at all times haha.

Please start appreciating what you have instead of focussing on what you do not have focus on what you do have instead,

Addy