The moment has arrived.
You thought it would never come, but here it is, sitting in your lap like a toddler ready to play patty cake. You’re happy — yes, very happy.
The drama, negative feelings and stresses that have been plaguing you for weeks — or even months — are gone.
You can finally breathe deeply and walk around without feeling out of place.
But, how many times do we feel happy and immediately turn around and wait for the next bad thing to happen? How many times have we sat around, afraid to let ourselves be happy? Why?
There’s no reason you shouldn’t let yourself be happy, but there are many reasons you should:
It’s natural to be happy.
First of all, we live in a world of opposites. There’s simply no way around it.
It’s daytime and then it’s nighttime. The weather is cold and then it’s hot. Your hair is wet and then it dries (and then you look fierce).
By the same token, you’re sad and then you’re happy. It’s actually a very natural part of the way the universe works for you to feel happy. And that right there is something to smile about.
Expecting everything to go wrong is toxic.
Don’t be poison to yourself.
You lend yourself to way too much unnecessary anxiety when you sit around expecting something or everything to go wrong.
It’s a toxic way of thinking that leads to negativity and brings back the stresses and drama you just broke free from.
There are no designated “best years of your life.”
It might be high school, college or ages 37 to 42. You just don’t know.
The truth is, no one has the same “best years of your life,” and some people even have multiple different pockets of years in their lives they can label as some of the best.
You should embrace happiness every chance you get because you never know when some of the best years of your life will come along.
It helps you build immunity to unhappiness.
In times of peace, your weapons for fighting through struggles are strengthened.
It’s a whole lot easier to deal with unhappy occurrences when you’re in a good place.
If something bad happens when you’re happy, you’re more likely to approach the situation positively.
You will probably find a quicker solution, so you can get back to the happy place you’ve been in.
Happiness is contagious.
You can and should share your smiles.
When you embrace the sunshiney feeling that comes with happiness, you tend to radiate positivity and rub off on others.
Think about how many people are going through a rough time right now and think about how many you might not even be aware of.
The positive effect you can have on them from letting yourself be happy might be just the thing they need to turn their days around.
You. Deserve. It.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Your life has been up and down. It’s been crazy and busy, and at times, a little (or a lot) more than you could handle. The future is unexpected and the past still stings sometimes.
So, you deserve to take some time to feel happy. You deserve a break from feeling down and out. You deserve to smile.