I started by trying to be thankful. I know it sounds like a weird place to start, but you have no idea how much it helped me move on. While looking around me and taking note of what was still good around me, I thanked God. By slowly starting to notice the little and simple things surrounding me I found myself going through my days so much happier! When I felt the warmth of the sunshine on my face I thanked Jesus. When I saw my family gathered together laughing, I thanked Jesus. I saw the prettiest little daisies growing wild in the park, I thanked Jesus. When I climbed into my crisp sheets at night I breathed thanks to Jesus. As I noticed the simple and smallest things in my life all over again I realized... hey, my life is pretty great! I do have a LOT to be happy and thankful about! I just had to stop long enough to remember. To see. To breathe.
We're not going to always have happy sunshiny days. Pain, storms and trials... and pms (ha)... are all a part of life just like anything else. But when faced with those things we always have a choice. After all, happiness has little to do with our circumstances, it comes from within. And that is something I am trying to learn more about every day. Xo, marie
“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain”