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Bit of Happy #148: Together Forever

21 Apr

“We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.”
-Anonymous

The type of friendship that we all search and long for. Reliability. Strength. Trust. Honesty. A friendship that will uphold through the thick and thin, in the sunshine and shade. That no matter what life brings, no matter what the obstacle or challenge at hand, two true friends will walk together.

Not only does today’s quote suggest this wonderful, “picture-perfect” friendship, but the author also hints towards it being possible (which is one of my favorite parts!). That, in spoken words, it has come true. That an unbreakable bond can be formed between two people throughout life. That compassion and selflessness can shine through despite the crazy ride our lives tend to lead.

And it’s the unpredictable future, the inevitable unknown that truly proves the strength of a friendship. Puts every aspect to the test. There is no doubt that relationships go through ups and downs – bend just before the point of breaking. Despite this struggle, it’s the willingness to fight for the other that will pull both of you through. That will bring your friendship out of the shade and back into the sun.

And the best part, that time of trial will have mostly likely made that bond stronger, richer… more full. You may have learned something new about the other person, or your relationship with them. You may have revealed a new depth of yourself and can now better understand the meaning of trust. You may have proven your confidence and faithfulness to the friendship in a time of doubt.

Always remember… when you find a friendship like the one described in today’s quote, treasure it like gold. Be willing to give it all of the nurture and effort it requires. Hold on tight because the ride along the way can be full of dips and sharp turns. Whether you’re in the shade or basking in the sunshine, hopefully when you look over at that special person, you can smile. You can smile and know that as long as they are at your side, everything will be just fine.

Do you have a friend like this in your life? What are some challenges you have faced along the way?

Bit of Happy #38: Find Your Niche

4 Nov

“Do what makes you happy,
Be with who makes you smile,
Laugh as much as you breathe,
And love as long as you live.”
-Anonymous

This quote, in my mind, has some of the best advice someone can give. It’s short, simple and to the point. If you made a checklist of each of these things, I don’t know how you could check all of them and find yourself unhappy in the end.

Don’t waste your time doing things that you don’t feel passionate about. Don’t know what your passionate about? Go out there and find it! Try something new. You can’t sit here and tell me that there’s not one thing in the world your passionate about. That’s just impossible. And once you find it, find a way to live it in every day you spent on this Earth. I promise you’ll find yourself more happy and definitely more fulfilled.

Don’t waste your time with people who don’t love and support you through thick and thin. Be with who makes you smile – laughing is okay too. 😉 But really, the people who you surround yourself with can really effect your happiness. Even in times of hardship, just being in the same room as positive people who truly care about you can lift your spirits. Trust me, it’s not worth being with someone who doesn’t love you for exactly who you are.

Even though the next one is quite impossible, still live by it! It’s fun and it makes me smile just reading it – “laugh as much as you breathe.” Go ahead. Have a laugh. And laugh a lot. Or at least, laugh as much as you can! There’s nothing better than a laugh that has tears rolling down your cheeks, your belly hurting and you wondering if you’ll ever be able to take a breath. Now that I think about it, that kind of sounds awful. But we all know different!

And the last, and probably most important one, is love. Give love to all you meet, and give more than you receive. This has me thinking of the song by the Black Eyed Peas, ‘Where Is The Love?’ Oldie, I know. For some reason it popped in my head. But everyone could use a little love – whether its as simple as a kind gesture or as deep as falling for your soulmate. Hiding or shying away from it is not the answer. It’s not love that hurts, it’s the people that attempt to love that do. Love is pure, honest and patient, and if you give and receive it every day of your life, consider yourself pretty lucky.

I’m telling ya’ – world’s best advice in that quote. Instead of taking it for granted, embrace it. Try it out. Dress yourself in it every day. Find your happy!


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