Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Be Happy



I want to thank my blog sister Luv who awarded me with this Happy 101 Award.  She actually awarded me weeks ago but I neglected to award myself. It's been a while since I've won an award so I'm happy. Thanks Luv, you're the best girlie!

What I've come to know is that everybody wants to be happy, even though we complain enough and cry enough... at the end of the day, we all want to breathe a breath of happiness. We buy clothes, perfume and all sorts of things to fulfill our happiness.  Some of us eat when we are happy and then some of us eat when we are unhappy... but that's another post.  True happiness has no price tag.  There's no road map and there's no location to find it.  In fact true happiness cannot be pursued outwardly but inwardly. 

Happiness can be fleeting.  With a simple word said or a word gone unsaid, happiness can appear and disappear with the swiftness... but then again that could just be the changing of moods and not happiness at all.

Being happy is a state of mind.  You choose happiness.  Just as you can choose to be unhappy.  It's your feeling, it's your emotion, feel free to engage or disengage. As for me I choose happiness.  In most of my experiences, no matter the test, I choose the positive end.  I will smile myself into peace. I can and I will encourage myself, most times I fake it until I make it... but no matter how long it takes, I make happiness happen.

So in order to complete this award acceptance, I must fill in my happy list... This list is really special because whenever I'm down, it's these very things that always lift my spirits.


What Makes Me Happy:

10. Good music...
Give me some Marvin, some Anita, Aretha, Musiq, Amel, Erykah, Jill and some other artists and I cannot forget gospel music and I need no cake, no wine and umm hmmm no man. I will definitely be happy.
9. A clean bill of health...
Having gone through a health scare in 2009 and now feeling sluggish and finding out that my thyroid is underacting (I make up and misuse words a lot y'all!)... a clean bill of health is something to rejoice and dance about.
8. Friends...
Jesus had his Peter, James and John and I have my Lili, CB and DC... I love my sister friends and I'd love a brother friend too if I had one.  Oh I have lots of people who claim me as a best friend but my 3 hold me down.
7. Nature...
Sit me down in some green, lush scenic place where I can inhale and exhale and be.
6. A good pursuit...
I am absolutely overjoyed by being the chasee, the pursued, the one who is desired and sought after. Nothing thrills me more than being on the receiving end of one's pursuit, and then once the pursuit is over, I shall bless them with all of my goodness.
5. Good chocolate cake...
The other day at work they brought out cake. Red velvet, chocolate and yellow cake. I tasted them all and let me tell you... every single slice of cake was nasty. I was very unhappy.  It doesn't pay to be a foodie unless you quickly toss out plates of cake that no one should have baked nor bought. So with that, I choose wisely and I choose good quality choc-o-la-te cake!
4. Pampering...
I love a good massage, manicure, pedicure and facial... which is why I usually give them to myself because pampering is a gift. It's more than a job, if that's what you've been hired to do, it's a talent. So if I find a good pamperer, they've got a customer in me, but if not, I can do my own and be happy.
3. Wine...
A sweet glass of red or white vino drives me over into Happy Lane.
2. Good literature...
There's nothing like a good book or a dynamic work of poetry. If I am upset or bothered by something, if I pick up a good book, the emotions suddenly dissolve.
1. Rainbows... 
I've had the pleasure of seeing quite a few rainbows in my life and I love them. They are beautiful and whenever I see them, I always feel that no matter what is going on in my life, everything is going to be ok.

To conclude, I can't help but think about and venture to youtube for Mary J. Blige's "Be Happy"... Life is too short to be tryin' to play some games...


8 comments:

25champ said...

Great Post! Happiness is from within...It starts with self and until that is achieve we miss out on many small blessings. Check me out when u can have a blessed day!
http://25champ.blogspot.com/2010/01/self-reflection.html or
http://25champ-lovestoned.blogspot.com/

Luv said...

I love Mary J and loved your list too.. I love rainbows.. it makes me feel like a child when I see one. I get all giddy and HAPPY..
It's funny cuz when I won the award I almost posted Happy People by R. Kelly..

and Nasty Chocolate cake is the worse

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MsKnowitAll said...

Thank you Champ. I checked you out last week but I officially bookmarked you so I can check you out more often...

Luv... Happy People keeps the world turnin'! That's a great choice.

Jacqueline said...

Great post! I luv your list....most of those would be on my list, too. I might replace the chocolate cake with fudge, though.

Also enjoyed the song....very fitting for me at this time in my life...so thank you.

Live Life Happy!

Don said...

Add me to the list of people who also believe that one can either choose to be happy or unhappy. After all my years I too have reached this conclusion.

Congrats on the recognition. If I had a piece of good chocolate cake I guess now would be the time to share.

It seems the more and more I think about it - women appear to truly enjoy wine, good literature, good friends, pampering and great music.

MsKnowitAll said...
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MsKnowitAll said...

Thanks Jacqueline! Thank you for coming through. I appreciate the luv.

Thanks Don. Awww you'd share your chocolate cake with me... see that's why I like you like I do! ;-)