I cried three times today. Yes, three times.
And while today they were happy tears since my baby is turning ONE tomorrow, there are plenty of days when those tears aren't so happy.
Being a mommy is hard and well, life in general is hard sometimes too. Of course no one can except to be happy every single day of their life at every single moment but personally, I believe that happiness is a choice.
It's a choice YOU (and only you) can make for yourself.
I forgot who taught me this years back but it totally works. And in the moment, it's really hard to do....like really really really hard but if you can get yourself to do it in times of frustration, sadness, or just any time you are feeling a little down, I think it can totally change your life for the better.
Want to know the secret?
Yep, it's as simple as that. Next time you're mad or sad or anything but happy, just crack a single smile and see what happens. For me, it causes instant happiness. You can't be mad and smiling at the same time, can you? At least I can't.
My husband and I used to do this all of the time -- We would just tell each other to smile during the times when we needed it most and it totally worked.
It's all in your head.
If you want a bright and happy life, you can have one. All you need is that smile. Smile like there's no tomorrow.
...and maybe you can even make someone else's day with that smile too :)