Nope, the title is NOT a typo… it’s from this simply adorable sign I bought from One of a Kind Signs.
When I first saw the sign, I thought it was really cute, maybe something to put in Tehya’s bedroom… but now that it’s been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks, it’s way more than that to me.
It’s a reminder that being happy is a choice. Yes, some days are hard. Some days you’re so tired you can barely keep your eyes open. Other days, you’re so mad about something that happened that was out of your control… but the choice of how you react is yours and yours alone. You can choose to put a smile on your face anyway. You can choose to look for the good in an awful situation. You can choose to take a nap or make a cup of tea or veg out for a few minutes to re-charge your batteries. The choice is yours.
Since posting Ann’s story last week, I have been so incredibly touched by the outpouring of love and support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know Ann is also grateful for the words of encouragement. I’ve been asked by a few people if I’ll post updates on how she’s doing… and I will do my best. It’s a fine balance when the story is really not mine to share and the battle ahead is looking rough. I do know this, she will face it with incredible grace, beauty and strength and she will beat it.
Today, I choose to tackle the mountain of paperwork on my desk, the messy house and the massive amounts of laundry with a smile. I am grateful for so much in my life, even when I find my to-do list extremely daunting. Most days my choice is to be happy. To be grateful. To see the beauty in the amazing life I lead. What’s yours?