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.