Smile, Laugh, and Die.

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Happy thoughts.

Happy thoughts.

More Happy thoughts.

How many times do you think you’ve reminded yourself that?

For me? At least 27892…million times a day!

Lately I’ve been feeling under the weather physically and mentally. I did not realize the weather change from California to Texas would take such a toil on my body.

I’ve been sneezing, coughing, and just being plain gross for the last few days. I am a walking disease. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve been going outside and eating junk food any chance I get. But now, I am starting to feel like myself again.

So now it’s time for me to get busy and start “growing up.” Begin doing the things I love again and becoming that happy person I enjoy.

Basically what I am trying to say is: “Don’t let anybody or ANYTHING rain on your parade”

Simple as that! Please don’t let me sing the popular Barbara Streisand song….because I will.

I had an interesting discussion with one of my guy friends the other day about his perspective on life. I was amazed on how he seem to figure out his way of life….at the age of only 11! I cannot recall any philisophical thoughts at the age of eleven. Mainly school, homework, and boys…on repeat. Like what any normal girl would experience during middle school.

My friend’s epiphany was discovered in his bed one late night. Contemplating on death.

Death?

Yes, death. He realized that nothing can be worse than death. Therefore anything, little or small, isn’t really that bad, honestly!

Think about it: Your boyfriend/girlfriend of what, 2 years breaks up with you? Out of the blue! No legitimate reason at all. They just stopped liking you. No one died.

Okay, you were laid off from work and you’ve been unemployed for quite sometime. It sucks, don’t get me wrong, but no one died.

Alright, maybe something simple like losing a personal item. You lost it. Cannot find it anywhere. You’ve searched it in every place possible. Retracked your steps prior to losing it…serveral times. Maybe asked numerous of people if they’ve seen it. Nada. It’s gone. Capeesh? No one died, did they?

Neat, isn’t it? I started using that as a motivator to get me through the rough times. Makes me feel comforted knowing that bad situations will not last long…well unless its death. But even then, I know that when my time comes I’ll be at peace, eventually.

I will say this:  actually saying the phrase “Well, did anyone die?” may not get pleasant responses. If you end up saying that to ANYONE, make sure you know your audience well enough. If they’re like me, and they laugh it up and shrug it off, go for it! But I guarantee, most people may take it offensively.

So USE AT YOUR OWN RISK and (please do not reference me). 

Anyhoo, life is too valuable at any age to let the “inconvenience of life” affect our daily routine.

Keep your goals intact. Smile a bit more. Laugh a lot more. And be Courageous….until you die.