- 8:39 am - Wed, Dec 26, 2012
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Q: So how come you seem so happy all the time?
Have you seen ‘White Christmas’? I’m going to assume yes, because if you answer no, my heart will be very sad. Anyways, there is a song “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep).” This is how i live my life.
I almost never think about the things that are hard or that aren’t going right in life. If doubt or worry finds a way into my mind, I push it out. Now, let’s get real. I wasn’t always a ray of sunshine. It wasn’t a complete shock when I found out I had GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), but I was happy to know what I was dealing with so I could… deal with it.
I devoured any book or website that had information on how to live with this painful issue. It wasn’t easy. It’s still not easy. But wouldn’t you know it, what really helped me was technique I found in a short paragraph form Anne Lamott’s book on writing, Bird by Bird.
I’ll share the technique with anyone who wants to hear it, but I’ll save it for those who are searching for a way to quiet those nagging voices that get in the way of sleep or work.
But as for my happiness, it really is me always focusing on the positive (Ryan is a great help in this matter. The man is deliriously positive 24/7.) So, if I surround myself with fellow positivists (and try to limit my exposure to people who complain, and not funny complain, like ‘woe is me’ complain), I find my outlook is brighter. Happiness is a life choice, a motto to live by—and a simple one, at that: La vie en rose.