Decided to be happy

Friday, April 10, 2015

I found this picture on Step to Health's facebook page last night.

It is such a true statement for me. For a long time I was unhappy with my life. I went through several difficult periods from 2010-2013. I was unhappily married. I had 3 extremely hard calls as an EMT with people that I loved. I was unhappy. I had lost a job and started a new one. I got divorced.

I would try to eat healthy and exercise. I would have the best laid out plans. I joined TOPS for awhile. I went back to Weight Watchers. They worked for awhile. Sparkpeople has worked the best for me. I was all for it but I was unhappy. Because I was unhappy, I let my health decline. Weight crept back on. I was sick all the time. I was miserable.

Then one day, I decided that I was going to be happy. I am happy. It has been good for my health. I'm doing things that I love and I'm trying new things. I still get sick but not as much as I used to.

Being happy has been good for my health. I have a more positive outlook on life. This year was 5 years since my friend Brett passed away. For those who don't know, I witnessed Brett go into cardiac arrest and performed CPR on him until the ambulance arrived. This was one of my extremely hard calls as an EMT. Normally on the anniversary of his death, I'm sad and weepy. This year was different. I did cry but it was for a brief moment. I did things that I enjoyed instead of dwelling on the day. I chose to remember the happy times and not that sad time. Don't get me wrong...I have moments where I will just start crying because of a memory. It could be a song or a smell. It comes out of the blue but I have my cry and move on.

I chose to be happy. It has been good for my health. I have more energy. I actually like to be around people again.

So be happy, it is good for your health.
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    being happy is a great choice...too many people don't make that choice
    2191 days ago
    Wow, you have been through a lot. You are stronger now and you will be ok you are a strong beautiful goddess. If you have not read your e-mail message from me this next comment will make no sense to you so....
    if you have not checked your e-mail, please do so after reading this post and you will understand the meaning of my comment below better.
    ... how cryptic sounding right? lol emoticon

    I am so happy that you have decided to be happy and use your "Crow" energy to create a new vision for yourself in moving forward.

    2192 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/10/2015 8:17:21 PM
    Happiness is a choice, isn't it? Good for you for choosing this for yourself! emoticon
    2192 days ago
    So glad you are choosing to be happy - it's not easy!!! And that's wonderful you had happy memories on the anniversary
    2192 days ago
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    So happy for you that you have been able to be happy again. I like the post about I've decided to be happy because it is good for my health. How true! We can choose to be miserable or happy. Glad you chose happy. So sorry about your friend. That must have been an awful experience for you. I know if he could tell you he would say BE HAPPY!! Get on with you life!
    Glad Spark is working for you. I have found it to be the most wonderful place. I've made so many good friends here. Hope you will too. Good luck to you!
    2192 days ago
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