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I'm very happy

Im coming up on my 40th birthday and have been doing a lot of reflecting. Life hasn't turned out exactly how I had planned it. The past 4 years it has been turned upside down and inside out. Ive certainly grown a lot and learned a bit more.

I can honestly say I'm finally happy. Anyone that has ever been in a rut in life has to know where I'm coming from. I honestly didn't realize how unhappy I was until I was happy.

Being happy is a choice. Albeit, a difficult one for me at times. Had I gone to a doctor, I would probably be put on some kind of mind numbing pill. I believe I just got over it and grew up.

When I catch myself falling back into the emotional rut, I pull myself out of by thinking of something that makes me happy. Or a force a smile on my face. Ive noticed I laugh more, Im funnier, people want to be around me again.. my work has improved. My house keeps getting better and better.

It feels kinda like waking out of a dream or remembering where I put my keys. Regardless, I didn't know who else to share it with but feel right at home here on the DP.

We are part of a movement that is going to change the world for the better. Things may be bad, but we have our message and leadership that believes we can win.

I hope you are happy too.

-end rant

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Thanks Granger :)

The good memories do help... She was a happy girl, wagging and winking even on her last hellish day... Almost every morning of her 11 years, she would run out all excited and grab the newspaper from the driveway- it blew away anyone who was lucky enough to be passing by... (At least now I can cancel that damn worthless paper LOL.)

The hard part is we spent last weekend at the funeral of my uncle/friend/fishing buddy/idol in Cave Creek AZ... We all spent the morning of crying, but when the family got together after, I cranked up the Idiot/Dave comedy hour and we spent hours sitting around laughing and telling stories... Uncle Brian would have loved it and had a blast himself :)

I am great-full for every second I was able to spend with each of them. How lucky I am! What a great life!... :)

Thank you!

very much. Im sorry your pup passed but happy that I was able to bring a smile.

It is contagious! :)

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Thanks P

I took your happiness, multiplied it inside me, then spread it around... Who knows how far it will go :)

OK look at me. You need to stop saying that.

I'm not going to tell anyone. What you are going to do is put on this hat, hide behind this magazine and move slowly to the nearest exit. Then run. Run for your life.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.


How DO you do it?

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Oy Veh!

Enough with the happiness already!

Bump for something positive

Thank you for sharing.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Bump for your happy rant!

I'm happy too. You're right, happiness is a choice. Congratulations on making that positive choice.

Happy Rant bump

JexX posted exactly what I thought..