Laughter is the key to a healthy life in my opinion. Unfortunately there are days that it comes rarely.. even a smile can be hard to come by. And I know for some people days like that are frequent.
For me they are rare because if nothing else my puppies make me smile throughout the day.
When someone make me laugh it's a joyous thing.. when I allow myself to be goofy it's awesome... when I cry from joy or happiness it's a release of emotion that I just can't contain in this shell of a body I've been blessed with.
Finding joy in little things, allowing yourself to feel good and proud of accomplishments even if it's small is something I feel we should do daily. I forget this throughout the day.. when you work for yourself you just chug along.. but there are times when you are less than motivated for whatever reason and it's a struggle to even get up.. that's the way it's been the last week. It's been hard to work or want to work. I have things to get done.. but I don't feel like it.. so I have to give myself a pep talk. I decided to mess around until about 11 this morning but got started on my day.. got things completed and have worked about 7 hours straight. Yay me!!
I also make sure to say gratitudes before I got to sleep every night. At least 5.. but honestly a this point I don't count.. I just say as many as I can before I fall asleep. I'm even grateful for the shitty moments because I'll learn something from it at some point.
I listen to comedy stations on the radio when I drive longer distances. I want to laugh.. I want to roll my eyes at crazy absurdities, I want to chuckle, I want to belly laugh, I want to share it with others, I love telling stories of things I've experienced that are crazy and funny in order to make others think they were there too.. and hopefully laugh at it all.
I want to say thank you to those in my life (and those I have yet to meet) that make me smile and laugh as well as people who happen to capture those moments like the one below. You all are a treasures to me.