It’s Okay To Not Always Be Happy

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“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” – Frederick Buechner

 

At the age of 18, I’m pretty sure I had declared “Life is full of choices, choose to be happy” as my personal mantra. While I still strongly agree with the sentiment behind the statement – to seek gratitude, to create joy, and to focus on everyday blessings – I’m glad I didn’t get the words inked on my body, declaring it my motto for life, as I’ve come to discover the honesty inherent in admitting to hardships that exist. Furthermore, it’s important to acknowledge that happiness in and of itself is not necessarily a destination, but rather an ever-developing journey.
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