Learning how to be Happy Again

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“Just to let my friends and family know, I am going to post as many positive images that I want every day. Why? Let me explain things to you.

I have one family member who is battling cancer, has been for awhile, and she’s still very ill. Another family member has battled cancer twice, but still isn’t completely well. Another family member is diabetic and showing early signs of Alzheimer’s. I’ve lost nearly all of my close family members in the last four years. I lost my baby sister to cancer. I lost my husband to cancer.

Posting positive images and memes is a way to send encouragement to those who are still fighting, including friends who are still battling cancer or other diseases. It’s also a way for me to feel better. After my husband died, I was angry and felt lost, like I didn’t belong anywhere. Reading these positive images is helping me with my journey to rediscover myself, and it has helped. I’m not the same person I was three years ago. I’m better, and more positive, than I used to be, because of my daily reading of positive images. I choose to share only the ones that I feel could make a difference in someone else’s life.

If you do not like them, feel free to move me to your restricted list, or unfriend me. At this point, I don’t need or want negative people in my life. My life journey is not like yours. Please don’t think that your friendship or family connection means nothing to me, it’s just different from yours, and I don’t expect you to understand it. I do, however, expect you to accept it, like I accept yours. If you can’t do this for me, then leave. I’ve accepted the differences in others all my life, without many people accepting mine. Those people who can’t or wont accept my differences are no longer in my life, and I’m better and stronger for it. So why not just accept that I post those positive images? If you dont like them, the problem is yours, not mine. And I refuse to let your problem with something that is helping me, get in the way of my life.” -Anonymous

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20 thoughts on “Learning how to be Happy Again”

  1. Ya know some days you don’t need it…BUT….some days you do. This has been the toughest year of my life. I can say honestly some posts were useless…BUT..then comes the one that hits a home run. You never know when your posting what will be what. You can bet if there are thousands of people looking at it, it will help someone in some way. Don’t let anyone take your joy. If it makes you feel good and is not harmful to someone then post away. Don’t give them a second thought. They know how to move on. So thanks for the words of encouragement at the top of your post. Today I needed that. I’m one of the thousands πŸ™‚

  2. Love this positive message! It’s a beautiful statement. We all need the positive, loving statements to keep us on the track to a joyful life. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I don’t understand why anyone would care if you’re posting positive memes. Kept saying “if you don’t like it, leave.” Why would they not like that you are happy (even though the angry parts about “just leave” don’t really sound happy). I don’t understand anyone who would not want someone happy but it seems our world is getting stranger and stranger and almost like some people enjoy being angry and blaming others. Keep being positive. We all need wayyyyyyy more positive.

  4. I am 61 and it seems especially in the last two years, everyone I know and care about is either recently deceased, their spouses are recently deceased, and/or struggling with life threatening illnesses themselves. Meanwhile, I am finding new physical challenges myself. A recent strategy I’ve started, is using old magazines to make collages. I have a large notebook of thick paper and am making the collages as a form of journaling. Some pages I’ve dedicated to loved ones I’ve lost. It helps me think about my issues and relaxes me as it gets the thoughts out of my head and onto something I can look at and touch.

  5. I started this 40 years ago!! I don’t care what others think what I know is I am happy inside and out!! I work free with cancer patients who are going towards hospice so I see enough of the other stuff. With Faith and positive words I am great. Keep up the good work!! Glad you are enjoying your life!!

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