Words from John Cusak

Say anything- one of the sweetest chick flicks from the 90’s. The character Lloyd’s older sister is slamming things around in the kitchen and Lloyd asks her “how hard is it to be happy? How hard is it to just decide to be happy”  The moment slips by and the movie continues, but that's actually a great question.

How hard is it to decide to be happy? To halt your negative thoughts and choose to dwell on what is good and lovely. How hard is it to change your mind and decide that you won't have a bad day just because it started out that way. Two people looking at the same circumstance can have very different emotions regarding it. Most often it’s a choice.

What are your yellow shoes?

Is there something that defines you when life is happy? That says to the world “all is well”? For some it’s whistling, or singing. Or maybe its cranking up the tunes in the car; A certain facial expression; a certain way of walking. Well for me, its high heels. Most days you can find me clicking my way through life in some fun, fancy pair of shoes. Those cheery yellow platforms almost say that I’m having a good day.

What about you? What are your “yellow shoes?”

Childhood Moments

We can all remember happy memories from our childhood. Carefree days in the sunshine, with no sense of time. Just skipping through our days, marveling at the wonder of life. Sometimes I get glimpses of being a child. Rest days and vacations bring back those memories. As I set aside the normal routines, take a break from all the cares and responsibilities, and just enjoy being alive, that is when I feel most like I did as a child.

How nice that we have the ability to remember that feeling, and recreate it.