Cheers to you!
I shared with you that last week everything seemed “wrong”.
Well, this week everything seems oh so right!
Today’s prompt for instance, from Five Minute Friday.
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We have been answering some questions to this point.
How are you feeling about them? Pointless, making you think, excited to see where it’s going?
First, let’s take a step back, look at your questions and answers.
Did you put “have fun” anywhere in there?
Because here is the point where I had to sit back and ask myself if all this search for “happy” was going to be a whole lot of work, because I was not having fun.
Now some will tell you that “fun” is childish, but let me tell you something… laughter is where it’s at when you are in search of “happy”.
Maybe that was obvious to you, maybe you did write down “have fun” in one form or another. Maybe that was your “happy”.
I had forgotten how to have fun.
I had to remind myself to have fun.
How can you possibly ‘cheer up’ if you forgot how to have fun?
And while we are at it let’s talk about that phrase ‘cheer up’.
You and I both know that when you are in the pit called depression,
one does not just ‘cheer up’.
DO NOT think that is what I just told you to do.
If you have depression or even think you might have depression, stop now, and go to a doctor.
Once they have diagnosed you and given you the proper treatment, come back.
You can NOT beat depression without proper treatment because it is a physical, chemical imbalance. It is NOT just a bad mood to cheer yourself up out of.
Finding “happy” does require a certain amount of ‘cheer’.
So here are your questions for today.
What gives you JOY?
What makes you feel like a kid?
What makes you giggle?
What cheers you up?
If you are like me, you might not really know.
I had really forgotten.
I have not been sharing my answers with you because I really want you to find your own.
However, I will share a few things that I do to have fun when I’m feeling down.
Because you need to get beyond feeling “silly” sometimes.
Sing loud and proud with the windows down as you go about your errands.
Watch silly youtube videos.
(babies laughing, gets me every time)
Sing and dance while you are doing your least favorite chore around the house.
and just for kicks…
facebook settings >> languages >> English (pirate), I giggle every time I look at facebook.
I know, about now you are thinking “she’s just lost it.” That’s ok, I’m good with that.
Go be silly for just a little bit.
I’m not saying you live your whole life in silly, but when you are looking for happy it helps when you can find your giggles.
“Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.” Horace