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The One With LINKS of Happiness (Part 7)

09-09-2015

Hello there friends 🙂

My intent for this blog has and will continue to be, a place of happiness. A happy little corner of the internet for friends, strangers, and myself. Unfortunately, I have been surrounded by a lot of deeply unhappy things lately. I have seen a lot of friends hurting, deaths of people who have impacted my life and people I barely knew but am still affected by, loved ones going through depression and other awful illnesses, and don’t even get me started on everything horribly sad going on in the world these days. It’s a dark time in the world. But that is why, especially now, I turn to this outlet. I want to be clear, I am not a completely happy person 100% of the time, and my life isn’t just sparkles and adventures and candy filled dreams (though I may or may not have dreamed about a live-action version of the “Candyland” game last night. And it may or may not have been the best thing ever). My life is as wonderful as it is hard. There are a lot of difficult things I have gone through, currently am going through, and will no doubt go through in the future because I am a human being and my life is not perfect. But because of that knowledge, I try very hard to focus on happy things. Happiness doesn’t always come naturally to me. Though sometimes it does and it’s GREAT! Other times I have to work, I have to sort through all the negativity and find a true slice of happiness. It can be small or it can be big, but it is always worth it. I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from y’all that this LINKS of Happiness series is one of your favorites, and that alone brings a big ole smile to my face. I’m so glad you enjoy this series because happiness is important and I am so thankful you can find a little bit of it here.

Also this week is National Suicide Prevention Week. While discussions on mental illness have become more and more present, it is still something many people don’t like to talk about (or don’t know how). Personally, I have known many people who either have or currently suffer from depression or have had major depressive episodes. Did you know 1 in 10 Americans suffer from depression and 80% of people who are depressed are not seeking treatment? I think a large part of that is because people still don’t know a lot about this disease or even how to begin the discussion. An organization called The Positivity Project is working to break through the stigma, raise awareness and start the discussion. How cool is that?! It’s super informative and frankly pretty amazing. I hope every single person who stops by this page goes over to check it out!!

While depression is a very serious illness and simply “being happy” is not as easy for people with this disease as some people may think, smiling and laughing can sometimes help. And even if it helps in the smallest way possible, it is still worth it.

So SPREAD THE HAPPINESS FOLKS 🙂

A happy little diddy

( Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” )
P.S. Their outfits alone will make your day 🙂

A happy read

61782b321867ff373a981971c5331c3dRefinery 29 – “Here’s What Binge-Watching HGTV Taught Me About Body Image”

A happy snapshot

61eb7fff44118111577324debc4654ffThis is why you marry your best friend

A happy giggle

112e464347e768db7b7964dab9cc8f7cBuzzfeed – “37 Punny Products That Will Make You LOL”

A happy thought

b06698ae794902e765cb0c939cd11cc0I could not love this quote more

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Share the happiness!!
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1 Comment

  • Reply Amy 09-09-2015 at 5:32 pm

    I love this post, Kt! Thanks for being such a caring person. These links made me smile.

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