Have you ever noticed that life gets pretty serious? The responsibilities pile up and there is a lot expected from us all. I find that whenever things get content, life just crops up with a stupid diversion. Things are chucked at us, but they forget to chuck over the How To Manual For Life's Shit.
Having no manual could leave you lost and needing help...OR we use this as an excuse to make up our own. I want to enjoy my time on planet earth rather than just survive it. With this in mind, I am making up my first rule in my imaginary Handbook For When Life Interrupts Your Happiness.
I'M KEEPING UP THE DECORATIONS
We're told that decorations are for celebrations like birthdays and Christmas. I would like to know who made up that nonsense. I want to celebrate life. Yes, every mundane bloody day. I am adding colour to my home and I'm not removing it because some random person decided that the party has to end. From now on, life is for living. I won't be made to wait until the next 'celebration' to enjoy it.
CALM DOWN DEAR
Quite frankly, no. I am lucky enough to be living. I see the news, the movies, the reality of daily life and it can get damn right ugly. I'm grabbing a party popper every now and then for no other reason then it's fun. I'm hanging brightly coloured decorations around my world and dancing in my unicorn onesie while my body still can. I want us all to chuck the confetti in the air and switch on that PMA (positive mental attitude)
SO YOU'VE SOLVED ALL SADNESS?
I can promise you, there are things that paper decoration can't help. There are a lot of things that paper decorations can't help. I can also promise you that there is very little that can be made worse by awesome paper decorations. In that moment when things feel dark, when you get a bad day or bad news, you will appreciate all the colour in your life. I'm not a psychologist, I'm not a doctor, I'm a crafter. It may be the only superpower I have so I'm going to use it in all its force.
I am here on my soap box screaming out to the world; LIVE! LIVE FOR THOSE CAN'T CAN'T. LIVE FOR THOSE THAT WON'T. LIVE BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT GET THIS MOMENT BACK. SMILE! OR DON'T SMILE! JUST DO WHAT EVER YOU WANT BECAUSE LIFE IS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL!
Create a reminder that you are ready to up your happiness levels. Make a bright streamer or garland, make a promise to yourself, and let the good times roll.
Peace, love and party!
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