What is it in this world that makes you smile and you don’t even know you’re doing it? That keeps that smile on your face long after you’ve gone on to the next thing for that day? That just makes your day better? Is it hiking, spending time with your sweetheart, quiet time with the dog/cat, rollercoasters, robots, traveling, good wine with good friends, piercings, a new tattoo? What is it? Do you even know yet?
If you don’t know, now is the time to reach out and try. Which may be the scariest thing that you’ve ever done. Just try something and see if it makes you happy. If it doesn’t, no problem. Now you know and you don’t need to do it again. If it does, do it some more. Happiness is a good thing. If you know it makes you happy, maybe do it a bit more often. Happiness is worth putting some effort into.
Don’t be afraid to be happy. You are worth it. You don’t have to earn it and you don’t have to work hard in order to deserve it. You are unique and allowed to be happy just because you are on the planet. Allow yourself to feel it. Or at least try. Just once…today…ok?