There is this perceived notion that we always have to be happy – that we always have to be up and smiling – that we have to show the world that all is bright and cherry in our world.
The thing is – we are not always happy – and the sun isn’t always shining in our lives – and sometimes just sometimes – there is not one ounce of cheer to be found – anywhere…
And you know what? That’s okay – you’re okay.
Life isn’t always happy. Sometimes life is quite complicated and happiness isn’t on the list of priorities we have. Sometimes our priorities are simply to get from day-to-day or hour to hour or moment to moment.
We don’t always wake up bathed in sunshine hearing the birds singing their sweet little tunes. Sometimes – well – sometimes we just don’t hear the birds singing – anywhere.
That’s okay – You’re okay.
We don’t have to always feel inspired or always feel that we have the answers to everything in the Universe. We all have our dark sides – we’re all human. No one person can be happy and confident and inspired all the time. It’s the darkness that sometimes leads to the most brilliant sunshine.
The trick is to take the good with the bad – feel however it is you’re feeling – talk about how you’re feeling, write about how you’re feeling; cry, laugh, scream, whatever you need to do. And then you need to move on. And by move on I mean really let whatever it is go.
If 10, 20 or even 30 years down the road finds you still talking about something – you haven’t let it go. You’ve actually let whatever “it” is run your life for all those years. Let. It. Go.
Mostly – just be gentle with yourself. Understand that you’re human and life isn’t always about what’s right in the world – life is sometimes all about the messy bits.