It Takes Work to Find Joy in Life Sometimes...
Okay, I watched this movie today:
And LET ME TELL YOU,
it is so good.
First of all, Orlando Bloom is delicious. And Kirsten Dunst is wonderful.
There is this part where the mom (a new widow) says "It takes work to find joy in life". Which, as depressing as it sounds, really inspired me.
It's not supposed to be EASY. Life, I mean. It's SUPPOSED to take work. Joy doesn't always just fall into your lap. Sometimes you need to pick up and say, "You know, I really have no specific reason to be happy, but I'm going to be anyway." You WORK at it. You find the things in life that make you smile and you focus on those.
LIKE, pour example:
Today I was walking out of class, and usually my mind is occupied with thoughts like this:
(keep in mind, I am keenly observant)
"Honey, seeing your shape wear through your shirt does not aid in convincing me that you are skinny."
"That guy looks like a fool with his hat turned backwards. That hasn't been cool since the 6th grade, and even THEN it was iffy."
"Excuse me couple staring into each other's eyes, I am trying to not punch you guys in the face. Could you please make it easier for me?"
Isn't that TERRIBLE?!
I am not a terrible person, I promise. It is just SO much easier to focus on the negative. Telling you those awful things I think was just to illustrate my point.
And guess how I feel when I think those things constantly.
Gross. My head hurts, I slouch and so my back hurts (and I probably look like a fool) and I am simply NOT a happy camper.
SO, I've started trying to think things like this:
"That girl's necklace is really pretty. That sparkle made me happy"
"Excuse me sir, but you have excellent style and a charming smile."
"I am glad that that those people have found each other. They seem really happy"
Okay, granted, I am NOT directing these comments at the same people, (I'm not going to LIE to myself), but I am making progress. If you only see the good in the world, you are guaranteed to live a longer life.
...okay...I made that up...but it sounds pretty good...
Anyway, the point of this soul-bearing, messy embarrassing post was to let you all know that I am DETERMINED to be happy. I know I've said that before, but I am for serious this time.
Not that I wasn't happy before...I just mean happIER. Cause there is always room for improvement.
All in all, life is beautiful.
And people get hurt and messed up and it's hard and awful sometimes. But, I believe that's what makes life beautiful. I mean, how would we be able to recover and become stronger if pain wasn't part of the picture?
I love you! Please remember to be happy and see the good things.
It takes absolutely no intelligence to see the negative, but it takes a strong mind to constantly see the positive.
And I know you all have strong minds (Thales) so don't waste them on negativity and unhappiness.
I hope you all are having a spectacular Friday.
I had a small miracle occur today.
I went to the vending machine to get some delicious ice cream, and the vending machine gave me 2 for the price of 1!! And it doesn't count as stealing because the machine GAVE it to me. Also there is no way to return it.
SO, an angel up in heaven loves me.
I'm going to say it was Granny. Thanks Granny for the ice cream, it was simply delectable. :)
Now goodbye for real.