Sometimes, All It Takes Is A Smile, A Laugh To Let Yourself Experience The Start Of Something New!
On this beautiful FriYAY night, I’m still not feeling 100.
But instead of focusing on that, I’m focusing on the moment in this photo.
Sometimes, all it takes to lift you up on a bad day & make you feel better is A LAUGH OR A SMILE!
Trust me, I know.
Sometimes, even a simple laugh or smile is easier said than done.
Sometimes, it’s fake.
Sometimes, it’s the facade for hurdles of sadness & pain that lies beneath what you’re showing to the world.
Sometimes, it truly is a genuine reflection of the way you are feeling.
Whether it is or isn’t, I’ve come to learn that life is all about moments.
It’s about the ones that lift you up to your highest highs, but also the ones that bring you down to your lowest lows.
This is how we learn to appreciate the good ones & grow from the bad ones.
It’s how we learn that our smiles don’t always have to be the reflection of the EXACT way we are feeling, so long as we find the strength to smile & laugh a bit every single day.
(Yes, even through all the hurt, pain, anger, sadness or whatever else we are going through!).
To reword the saying just a bit: A smile is worth a thousand words.
It tells the story of all the beautiful & happy things you may be feeling in the exact moment, but is also sometimes a way to conceal all the horrible feelings eating you up inside.
But what matters most is that everyday, we find the INNER-STRENGTH TO SMILE.
TO FIGHT THE PAIN.
TO TURN IT AROUND.
TO LET THAT SIMPLE SMILE BE THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING NEW.
THE START OF SOMETHING RISKY. BEAUTIFUL. HARD. ROUGH. TOUGH. CHALLENGING.
SOMETHING WE THOUGHT WE COULD (OR WOULD) NEVER DO!
This, my loves, is the true definition of happiness.
It’s about mustering up the strength to step out of our comfort zones & to SMILE & LAUGH about it, even if it feels weird or uncomfortable.
Even if it’s scary.
Because once you face fear, YOU MOVE PAST IT.
You learn to LIVE WITHOUT IT.
to EMBRACE LIFE FOR ALL THAT IT IS.