A miserable person walks up to a happy smiling person and says.
Hey, you shouldn’t be smiling you are offending people not everyone can smile.
The happy person turns and looks at the one who spoke and as if a dark cloud was covering them in shadow the miserable person recoiled.
The happy person reached out to hug them and the miserable person began to scream. Eyes shut, hands over their ears the miserable person screamed.
At last the screaming stopped and the miserable person opened their eyes and was happy for a moment because they were all alone.
If your unhappy with your life or proclaim to be an advocate for helping others with mental health.
Do not approach a happy person and tell them they are doing it wrong.
Take a look in the mirror and fix yourself.
Attacking someone’s solution with how they dealt with depression is part of the problem.
If you are not active in the solution do not tell my happy ass how to behave.
I will not suffer fools that feel the need to harm others with hate because they are miserable.
If me being happy offends you then I am not the problem.
Unless of course you just want to be miserable and bring others down with you, in which case I’ll pray for you.
Here is some solution that I use everyday to overcome depression and beat back the demons.
- Wake up early and pray- I get up before the sun for my personal time to give thanks for the day ahead and ask for guidance. I pray to be of maximum service to others and for God to remove my character defects so that I may serve better.
- I exercise everyday- I move my body in some form and some days it feels impossible but I do it anyways I do it to the best of my ability because I know it’s good for me.
- I meditate- I sit still and quiet with those evil demons that try to destroy my mind and see them for just what they are- thoughts no better no worse than any other just different.
- I spend my time helping others- for those of you that don’t know I spend all day working for free to promote other people’s work and lift other people up. I then work at night to pay the bills.
- I address my own issues- I am an alcoholic, I go to meetings every day and talk with other alcoholics either still suffering or in recovery.
- I do not pretend to know everything- I know I am not perfect and I am open to learning better ways of living. Show me a person happier than me I want to do what they are doing.
- I laugh and love and give as much as I am capable of everyday. I am grateful for the life I have lived with all its darkness because I spent so much time in the dark I am able to see the light so much easier now and I know that it is in everyone and all around us.
- I write my experience with life daily on my blog in my journal where ever and I feel all my emotions. I allow myself to be raw and vulnerable with out being stuck in hell.
All these things work for me, maybe they won’t work for you, but if you don’t try you will never know. Spend time trying to lift and empower others and watch that frown turn upside down.
So, in conclusion. I will smile and smile and smile and smile and guess what I’m happy, get over it.