Somehow, no matter how many times we hear someone tell us that you have to choose happiness we roll our eyes. It doesn’t really matter who it is that tells us: our parents, grandparents, family friends, professors, mentors, instructors, even the philosophers; we still don’t register the fact that they may be right. Unfortunately, in our case, we have to learn for ourselves. Although you do think that we would listen to people who have been dead for over a thousand years, I digress.
This week amidst midterms, sickness, and simply madness I took a step back and realized that I had to be happier; not just for myself, but for my health. Being stressed and upset is simply exhausting! A few weeks ago my siblings began the #100DaysofHappy Instagram challenge, so I decided to join them. Little did I know, this step would change my perspective on college.
The second you begin finding happiness in one small aspect of your day, you being finding it everywhere. For example, when your accounting teacher lets you out of class 20 minutes early that causes happiness. When you walk back from class and see a small rainbow in the blue sky that is happiness. When you run into a good friend and laugh until your side hurts, that is happiness.
Overall, no matter how hard and complicated your life is it is impossible to not find something that made you happy in that 24 hours. So today my friends, as it may rain down on your face (both literally and figuratively) rise above and see the happiness creep in through your window.
There is always a rainbow on the other side, I promise.
Note: If you feel so inclined you can follow my happiness journey on Instagram by following @happy_gracie