HAPPY!

NamVet - 21894
By NamVet - 21894 Latest Reply 2008-11-05 22:24:56 -0600
Started 2008-10-18 08:40:55 -0500

I am most of the time! Are You? Why or Why not?


24 replies

Avera
Avera 2008-11-01 01:34:50 -0500 Report

Same here! I am happy most of the time. Years ago I learned not to waste time on not being happy. I would hate to think thet I might die having spent the whole day before being anything else but happy.

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-11-01 11:57:36 -0500 Report

Avera,

Yes, it would be hard to look back on your life and see what a crappy outlook you had on everything. Tis the season for Scrooge…I looove that movie…and It's a Wonderful Life, never fails to make me cry.

Vicki
Blessed Be

Aunt Pat
Aunt Pat 2008-10-27 02:25:29 -0500 Report

Yes I am happy! I have a gratitude journal that I only list things that I am grateful for. I try to journal each day. I am 74 years old and love the person I have grown up to be. My doctor once told me she thought I was sent here by God to cheer people up. So I have to do my job.

2008-10-27 13:13:41 -0500 Report

Aww Aunt Pat, I wish you were my auntie! I truly believe that some people have a purpose in life to make others happy. I'm listening to a song right now… that says "Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride…"

Good tidings to you :)

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-10-19 07:12:30 -0500 Report

I have always been an optimistic person. Infact some people say I'm too cheerful, and it must be covering something up. Well most of the time, I am truly happy. I have a loving husband and beautiful daughter and friends and family who love me. Yes there are tough times, money tight, car breaks down, kid sick, but you go on. If you can make it thru one day accepting life as it is, and make the most out of it, then you can do that for a week, a month, and it adds up.

Everyone in the world has problems, doesn't matter if your black or white, rich or poor, or where you live, we all have issues we go thru…the truly happy people are the ones that choose not to let it get them down and make the most out of it.

The old saying is true "If life gives you lemons, make lemonaide". Or at least it works for me.

Vicki
Blessed Be

PAT L
PAT L 2008-10-18 16:14:53 -0500 Report

WELL PEOPLE I HAVE HAD A HEART ATACK A TRIPLE BYPASS, AN A ANERISUM REPAIR, ALL WITH IN THE LAST 8 YEARS SO WHY NOT BE HAPPY??? I DID MY TIME IN THE SERVICE AN HAD A COUPLE OF CLOSE CALLS, SOME PEOPLE HAVE HAD A FORMAL ED, MY SELF I WENT TO THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS, NOW I AM A OLD FA-T. HAVE FOUND OUT THAT SOME HEART MEDS MIGHT HAVE CAUSED MY DIABETES BUT HAY I STILL HERE AN TALKING TO YOU GOOD PEOPLE SO WHY WOULD ANYONE NOT BE HAPPY.

sparkysmom
sparkysmom 2008-10-18 11:36:36 -0500 Report

I have died twice and been told I should have died another time. I am so Happy each day I wake up, because I made it one more. 54 Years and counting…whats not to be Happy about? Although I sometimes deal with depression I try to be happy .

Goddess
Goddess 2008-10-18 11:03:27 -0500 Report

I am a survivor of many things. I love being 48 and being my own person. All of you make me happy too.

Diane

Charish
Charish 2008-10-18 10:51:39 -0500 Report

I have found that no matter the things faced in life you still have to find happiness. If you spend your time being down and depressed about everything then life will loose its appeal and you'll become dead to yourself and everybody else. So I had to learn to smile in the face of adversity and continue to tell myself that my blessings are far greater then the test.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-18 10:29:48 -0500 Report

I have learned to be happy with the hand that was dealt to me in life. I was dealt it at a young age so I really don't know any difference. I have a few problems with self-esteem but thats just another obstacle I will conquer.I have been through so much, but I still feel blessed. They say theres a reason for everything and maybe mine is to help some of youns deal with it…Debe

Bluebutterfly
Bluebutterfly 2008-10-19 07:21:04 -0500 Report

I try to be cheerful. I wake up and say i can choose to have a bad day or I can have a good day. then I deal with it as it comes.

NamVet - 21894
NamVet - 21894 2008-10-18 08:41:42 -0500 Report

I have lived thru hell! So Life is a cake walk with some icing spills!
NamVet

Bluebutterfly
Bluebutterfly 2008-10-19 07:25:03 -0500 Report

NamVet, I know you have been to hell and back and yet you seem happy.I know sometimes when I read your post it puts me in my place and makes me think how grateful for people like you I am.I personally Thank You for your sacrafices.I wish you nothing but the best with your hip replacement. You know what they say you can't keep a good man down.

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