Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud

“Smile more, eat some chocolate.” – Ed Sheeran.

It’s funny how your life can go from absolutely perfect, and loving every second, having those perfect moments that you want to live in forever on a regular basis, to the entire world crashing down right in front of you.

Life seems to be funny that way. It only lets you be happy for a certain amount of time before it decides there needs to be a major change and switches everything around on you faster than you can scream at the sky “I don’t want anything to change”. But the sky already has it’s plan, and no matter what, you have to adapt to it, cause that’s life. And life throws things at you at the worst and best times and you have absolutely no control over it.

Now, that being said, there are two different ways to go about life. The first way being that you can embrace everything that life has to offer you, even if it does throw it in your face. Choosing to live life this way is your own personal way of saying “You know what, life? I’m tired of your crap, but I can’t do anything to change it so instead of sitting here and crying over the things you make me go through, I’m going to really get to you…I’m going to embrace and appreciate every little thing you throw my way and there’s nothing you can do about it.” That, my friend, is choosing to be happy. Happiness is a choice, and the way you choose to be happy is to embrace everything you have and be content with it, even the bad things.

The second option is to do the exact opposite of what I just said and live your life miserable wishing that your life was better when in reality, it will only get better if you go out and take steps toward making it better.

I guess my point is, everything that life throws your way, it does for a reason. Life is the way it is because it’s meant to be that way. The things that happen to you, happen to you for a reason. Each experience you have, good or bad, is part of something greater. Your experiences shape who you are and who you are meant to be. And life is never going to get better, life is never always going to be peachy, because nothing is perfect. So if we accept the life we have, and learn to be content with that life, and also learn to appreciate both the good and the bad, the ups and the downs, because we know that in the long run they are helping us to become who we’re meant to be, then what is there to not be happy about?Unknown-1