A lot of things happen in 2017 that could have squashed my spirit, a lot of things also happened that made me happier than I have ever been. I’m trying to learn to enjoy every minute of your life. I’m trying to learn how to be happy, now, in the moment. I don’t want to wait for something outside of myself to make me happy in the future, because if I can’t make myself happy then no one else can. Think. How really precious is the time you have to spend? Whether it’s at work or with your family or with a golden retriever, every minute should be enjoyed or savoured or just spent with a smile on your face.
Sometimes we don’t know why things are bad and some things are good. Sometimes there is so rhyme or reason, there is just weird unexpected organised chaos. Find the calm in the chaos, find the rhymes without the reason, and find the reasons that do not rhyme.
Wherever stories take you, however dark or difficult or trying the theme might be, there is always of some form of hope, redemption or eventual happiness. Not all readers like happy endings, some people like horrors, action or romantic comedies. Be optimist at heart, think the best of people, know that the sun will rise in the morning just as it sets at night, know that there is a light at the end of every tunnel and that everything will work out just as it should, even if it takes a little longer than you originally thought.
It’s easy to impress me, I don’t need a lot to be happy, give me food and a cuddle or a nap; I’m pretty much sorted. I’m determined to be satisfied and I’ll be content. Regardless of whatever is happening, and how bad I think it is, things can only get better. These are the ashes from which you will rise.