Tuesday, November 15, 2011

There is sunshine in my soul

I'm thankful for my ability to be positive.
Some people have problems with this, and I'm pretty glad that I am not one of those people. I really don't know how I'm able to maintain a positive attitude; it's sort of just something that I do every day. I go to sleep every night feeling at least good, if not great. Even if my day has been stressful or confusing, I can't keep from feeling happy once I start praying before I go to sleep because I just start remembering everything that is good in my life, and it cheers me up. And if I ever wake up in the morning and feel grumpy, it never lasts too long.

I think that I only ever feel truly sad if I force myself to. Or if I'm trying (for whatever reason) to get attention from people so that they'll ask me what's wrong. I did that more when I was younger, but I'm better at not trying to push any stress of mine off on other people now. Hahaha, sometimes I'm such a drama queen!

In any case, I'm thankful that it's hard for me to be grumpy or negative. That way, I don't really have to try to be positive. It's really handy not only in my life, but in the lives of others as well. If I am happy, then I'm better able to make others happy and I'm more ready to listen to them and comfort them.

A good friend of mine recently asked me what made me happy. It was a question that, surprisingly, really got me thinking because I never think about why I'm happy. But once I got to really thinking about it, I found it easier to identify things that made me happy... and you're seeing a small handful of those things this month during my blog posts! The posts tend to be really general, but my list of things I'm grateful for is rather extensive. And the things that I'm thankful for directly correlate with what makes me happy. In fact, I think that the lists are pretty much identical.

I'm just a happy-go-lucky girl. And I'm so thankful for that. In fact, my nickname ever since I was little was "Sunshine". Even now, my mom will sometimes use that term of endearment when she writes me a note or something. I guess it's a rather fitting nickname. Sunshine. Bright. Happy. Cheerful.

And I sure do love sunshine...

Speaking of happiness, this was how I ended my day today: eating a couple of these delicious creme puffs. YUM!

And who said that happiness wasn't easy?

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