“Being happy never goes out of style.” – Lilly Pulitzer
My mom always warns me not to be over happy, radiant or excited, she fears envy and the evil eye; I tell her, I’m not always happy or energetic, sometimes I fake it until I actually feel it. The “sometimes” might be an “usually” which is more frequently true. She fears I might collapse.
I’m tired. I’m stating a state I’m in, but I prefer to convince my mind and body that I’m euphoric and energetic. Apparently, I’m very convincing because I keep hearing my friends and acquaintances asking: “How do you do it?”. I smile and say: “I try.”
Here’s the thing, I decided in the middle of 2013 to change my life, to turn a corner and go out of my comfort zone slowly but steadily, and I did it. I achieved so much in so little time, thanks to Allah but, yes there’s a but, I’m exhausted. One of my goals was to try to be “happy” everyday. Small or big things, just being happy.
I mean, we all waste so much energy being pessimistic and miserable and we like to share such negative energy with people around us, why not try to use the same energy to spread a positive happy vibe instead?