On Being Happy

"There is nothing wrong with loving the crap out of everything. Negative people find their walls. So never apologize for your enthusiasm. Never. Ever. Never."
-Ryan Adams
Society has almost conditioned us to feel guilty or unsteady if we begin to feel good and happy about our lives. Through one of the hardest times in my life, I remember people would ask me how I could be so happy, as if it were something bad. That's when you start to wonder if it's too good to be true and you begin to look for the little flaws in things. But you know what, screw what people say sometimes. 
I found out a few years ago that the trick to being happy was simply to choose to be happy. It sounded too simple to be true but I realized that when I began to set my mind to being happy, there was nothing that could stop me from it. After that, I became that person that loved the crap out of everything. My life is not perfect. It is far from it. I face many of the same problems and bumps in the road that any other person faces but I've found that there is so much more good than bad in my life and in this world. I find myself wanting to just go around telling every person I meet how much beauty is around them. Because everyone seems to go on about their lives and rarely is anyone stopping to appreciate those little details that could make their days so much brighter if they only stopped and took a moment to look. I, like any human being, have my rough days where I put my grumpy pants on and am determined to keep them on but most days I can't help but wonder how I got to be here. How I got to be in this very spot I'm in, where I'm surrounded by the most incredible people and spend most of my days laughing and smiling. 
I am happy. I am truly, truly happy. And this is what life is all about. 


  1. I am working on transforming my mind to think this way as well. It's a great part of your personality :)

  2. i really needed this today :( sometimes i find myself stuck in the negative. it's inspiring to know you're so positive!

  3. This is so inspirational. You're awesome Amanda! xo!


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