Are you happy?

So sometimes it can feel really silly and completely stupid at the moment. So sometimes it can feel like you’re not happy.

But when you sit there and really think about it, you are pretty happy really. There is so much, personally, that I have good reason to be happy with. I have a good job that I like and I like the people I work with. If I could become affiliate on Twitch, that’d be even better! I feel with my partner, despite my own insecurities, we will be together for a long time.

Australia has it’s problems, racism being one of them. Generally though, we’ve got it pretty together now. Especially after voting out our right winged party.

Also generally, I think I could confidently say who I care about, who I don’t. Who I don’t mind anymore, because that’s who they are. Who my friends are, and who are probably not. In those quiet moments, when I take myself out. I am really lucky really. I know that I will always have a roof over my head, I can get food. As much as my body annoys me, I can still move, even if sometimes, not well. I have ways I can get help from different sources. I am very lucky. I think sometimes that’s why I fight for others. No one should have suffer. Being alive can be hard enough.

If I could win the lotto though, that’d be even better!

I don’t mean to brag and I am always feeling like I need to do better with my privileges. For now though, I am happy.

I am lucky

I am very lucky to be able to read a lot of the bloggers on here. One such blogger is very very…VERY “with it”.

PHILOSOPHY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Truth is only harsh if you’re unable to face it-Stewart Stafford.

The one from this list that really caught my eye, was number 31 and the one that I wish to talk about today.

Life is a mystery and you are not alone.7 billion people are living it without a clue about what happens next.

It reminded me that even with all my own stuff, there are other people out there, probably feeling very similar to how I am feeling right now. That we are just trying to muddle through, in our own ways. Some being more toxic than others, and then some trying help more than others.

Honestly, it makes me feel better than not everyone has got it together. Sometimes I feel like I do and that I do not. It feels weirdly comforting that we don’t all have it together. Some days we do and some days we don’t. I now know even people who don’t like me, do not have their stuff together. I signed onto LinkedIn the other day, after not being on it for months, I was bored during COVID. I discovered that my ex-best friend had looked at my profile, only three days prior.

That was funny. One that she couldn’t help her (she blocked me on FB) but also LinkedIn is a professional/working website. So it’s not an Insta or FB. The most exciting thing that’s on there, is…well, not much honestly. It’s a professional website, I’m not going to be putting my petty dramas on there, lol. I am not going to put if I’m married, or have children. I didn’t go and look at hers, because I don’t need too. It was just funny you know? lol

Sick (Pt2)

Now, I want to talk about the things that made us so happy, we got sick from the happiness! lol

We’ve all been there! Well I hope so!

You know what I mean, the getting drunk from good news, or the eating all the dessert, because you’re so happy it’s just there.

Take, as an example, when “my guy” won the election over the weekend. I felt sick the whole time it was happening, that when I found out he won. I drunk, stayed up till 2am was on adrenaline, woke up the next day with a massive headache, lol

It’s okay to be happy…

Even if you feel like nothings “right” and something is incredibly sad. If you can’t control the situation and you can’t change the situation, change your mood.

Here a five (5) songs that I listen too when I’m perfectly content, even when I should be falling apart. “I should warn you, that I’ll be just fine”.

Between now and the new year, I have to make this my new FB cover photo.

Some people pray to God, I pray to music…


Pharrell Williams



Mark Ronson



Taylor Swift



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Within Temptation




Share Your World – 25/08/2020

Share Your World

I decided to go with the muggle questions this week. I just really liked them, haha!

Muggle Questions (of a more philosophical bent this week):

Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?  

Hmmm…Woo, another good one! I think Wisdom may be, just a little bit more useful than Intelligence. While intelligence may be useful, sometimes, depending on the type of intelligence. There are different kinds of intelligence.

How important is play in living a healthy and fulfilling life?

Oh the most important! You need to be able to play still, always. If you don’t play, life just becomes dreary. The play doesn’t even have to cost anything either!

Is happiness just chemicals flowing through your brain or something more?

I think it’s both. I think you can also chose to be happy. Kind of like that “fake it till you make it” kind of thing. Some days I need to make myself be happy.


GRATITUDE SECTION (Always optional)

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Feel free to share some photos, an image, a meme, a story or incident or a poem that helps you feel grateful.  

November is really not that far away,lol…Even if it’s a totally horrible outcome. December, which means Christmas, is just the next month.

Nurture Thursday – Happiness

Nurture Thursday – Happiness

I think everyone knows within themselves when they are happy. I believe when you are happy, you are not spiteful or mean. You can’t be. When you are happy, you don’t want to lose that, so you’re not going to do crass and mean spirited things. I believe when you are truly happy, you want to spread it around. Which is why I do believe at the moment, there are a lot of unhappy people. The Right are unhappy, because they are finding their bigoted and racist ways are under threat. They can’t be who they are. Even though they are horrible, they think they can be who they are anymore. Then you’ve got the Left, who are unhappy, because they are not being listened too. By those who were chosen to listen to them.

Not only that but those who are supposed to listen to them, are now trying to make them the “criminals”.

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When are you happy?

Have you ever had a moment with someone, or they’ve said one line. And it’s made you do a whole 180 with them? You look at them differently, you realise how toxic they are? Now have you been just as shock when someone has not had a problem with that person has said. I just had this happen recently, where one friend pretty much insulted another to their face and this person liked the comment made?

It did make me wonder when people are truly happy, do they allow people to speak to them like that? One of the reasons I never got unhappy about my ex-friends accusations, was because I had started to distance myself enough for me to realise how good I had it without them.

Have you ever had a situation when you are so happy with your life that it doesn’t matter when someone insults you? Or tried to hurt you?

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3-2-1 Quote Me!

3-2-1 Quote Me! – Happiness

The Rules:

  • Thank the selector
  • Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day, “Happiness”
  • Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3-2-1 Quote Me!’

Thank the Selector:

I would very much like to thank “Life Lessons From Around the Dinner Table”. I am very honoured to be nominated for such an award. I absolutely love to bring happiness and share happiness with those around me. So hopefully through this nomination, I can share some secret to my happiness. Or you think of these if you are feeling down.

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day, “Happiness”

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Sometimes the things that make me happiest, are not quotes about happiness, necessarily. This one makes me grin every single time.

Dalai-Lama Happiness

Not only do I love the Dalai Lama, but I also absolutely agree with this quote. Suffering from anxiety, a lot of the times I have recognised that it is my own head. I have ways to get myself back together again. So sometimes yes, it is up to us and our actions to ‘get happy’. The moment you stop relying on others to make you happy. It’s freeing! It’s still nice to have people who can make you happy, but do it for yourself first.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3-2-1 Quote Me!’

I’m going to tag three people who I don’t think have recevied this one, or if they have. It’s been a while, but also because they’re blog makes me happy in some way or another. But if you want to do it as well…Please feel free!

  1. Crazy Little Things
  2. The Tony Burgess Blog
  3. BereavedSingleDad

 

Secret to Happiness? – Nurture Thursday

Nurt Thursday – Secret to Happiness

I wanted to started this one with saying that I believe that people individually have their own secrets to happiness and I would love to hear what it is. If you feel comfortable to share ❤

I think though a lot of us can agree that the secret to happiness comes from within, rather than something outer. (Although, if we won the lottery, that would help too).