Sunday, February 17, 2008

Happiness or obliviousness??

Growing up I was always known as the dumb blonde! Even though I made straight A's had a 4.0 GPA - I was known as a ditz, airhead, dumb blonde and any other names like that you can think of. It never bothered me- because I knew I was smart, but more importantly- I knew who I was and I knew that all those "names" were not true. I was happy with who I was as a person.

Now that I look back, I think that people assumed I was a dumb blonde because I was happy all of the time. It was rare you would not find me with a smile on my face, or an encouraging word, or laughing. I think people in this world automatically think that if someone is happy, then they are living in a fantasy world and they need to get real and get with the program.

Anytime- I think of someone who is happy- I'm reminded of Stuart on All My Children. His character is ALWAYS happy- and as you first start to get to know him- you think that he might now all be there... but he IS! He is by far my favorite character because he is full of joy.

I think if you know who you are and accept who you are as is- then you will be happy. If we find the good within ourselves and focus on the positive- then you will find the joy from within and see that you are ALL there and you can still know ALL that is going on in the world and that some of it is absolutely devastating... Just because you walk around with a smile on your face or love to laugh and are happy from within, does NOT make you an airhead or oblivious:)

So, for now- enjoy being you, and know that it takes time to grow as a person, and you will continue to grow as you go through different life experiences.. just look for the positive and the positive will come out!


CQ said...

My best friend says I have a "Pollyana complex" because I'm always so positive. It doesn't mean that nothing gets me down. It's just that after I've done my crying, I try to find something good out of the spectacle.