Be Happy ... For others
Let’s talk about being happy for a second. What makes you truly happy? For me it’s my husband, my adorable puppy and good slice (or whole) cheese pizza. I don’t know about you but when I am happy, like I am talking truly fully happy I want to celebrate it! I want to share my happiness with others! I want to shout it from the rooftops! For me this sharing is not “oh look at me I am so happy my life is perfect” when I share I am saying “I am so happy and I want to share some of this happiness to maybe give you some of it!”
With that being said it is so easy to choose the former way of thinking when viewing or hearing of other people's happiness. Why is that?! Why is it that when we see others sharing their happiness on social media or in life we envy it or are annoyed by it (don’t lie we all do it sometimes)? Why don’t we celebrate with them? I mean think about it, if someone took the time to post something or tell you about something it is either going to be something that brought them happiness (or strong opposing feelings). So why is it so hard for us to be happy for other people?
Recently I had an experience where I shared some of my happiness with the world. I put something out in the world, tried to share my light and a “hater” shot me down. This stung. I was so thrown off that someone would want to smother my happiness. Let me add, this “hater” was not a stranger or a random troll on social media. This person was someone I considered a friend. So why was this “friend” not celebrating with me? I wish I had the answer. I wish I had to answer as to why sometimes instead of celebrating with others we sometimes choose jealousy and annoyance. But what I can do is challenge you.
My challenge for all of you is to be happy for other people! When you see someone post something about something that makes them happy celebrate with them! Like it, love it, comment that you are happy for them most of all SUPPORT THEM! If it’s ducks that make them happy, SUPPORT IT. If it’s a recent marriage that makes them happy, SUPPORT IT. If it’s bears wearing tutus that make someone happy, SUPPORT IT. Love them. Support them. Be happy for them. Think about a world where we all just support each other and love each other and are happy for each other.