Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Chelsea, over at Choose to be Happy, posted about being happy and she said,
"happiness is a choice. and sometimes, especially in those sad moments, you have to chose it."
Girl, I completely agree. It's hard to not give in to those moments when you just want to wallow in your own misery by yourself or accompanied by Ben and Jerry. And believe me, for a long, long time, I was the girl curling up in her own misery. But recently, I've had this great epiphany that the only person that can make you happy is you.
Yes, you, reading this blog.
You want to be happy? Get out there and make yourself happy!!
Lately, when I get down, I try to think of things that put a smile on my face. And I've been down more than once over the past couple of months. I had to put my cat down and he was more than just a cat to me. He was like my child. I got passed over for a promotion, as I told you about here. Over the summer, my sister (and best friend) moved to Erie with her boyfriend. And, as always, there is boy trouble. But this is not a post about unhappiness. It's about being happy. So, let's be happy!! There are things that I can always rely on to put a smile on my face when I'm bummed boy, do I need those pick-me-ups sometimes. Some are people. Some are things.
In no particular order, here are a few:
my sister, Ashley. Whether it's Skype, email, text message or a visit, she never fails to put a smile on my face.
Looking out the window at work and seeing Buffalo Central Terminal and the Polish churches that surround it on the horizon
spending time with my mom
Line Dancing
text messages from my best friend, Jackie
even better? Seeing my best friend Jackie.
my best guy friend, Tim. When we're together, we never stop laughing.
my mom's cooking
family time in the living room when it's snowing and the snowplows go by.
when my sister, Aimee, comes into town for Christmas and for a summer visit
road trips
memories of my time spent in Paris.
the 13 years I got to spend with my cat before he had to be put down.

What makes you happy?

until next time!
xo, ali

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