I was looking on the Bulbapedia forums and I saw this question “Would you consider yourself happy?”
I would consider myself happy. I’ve had a good last 12 months, yet I’m continuing to make strides. I’ve been on DDP Yoga for a week and I’ve felt the best than I have in years. I’ve learned to live and be happy with myself and not feel so isolated and alone. I used to really let those feelings get to me, but over the last year I’ve found ways to keep myself happy and motivated.
To give an example, last weekend I was supposed to hang out with a friend. She owns her own cleaning business and is very busy. We made plans to hang out for a week and we made plans – she put it on her calendar. Needless to say, she didn’t show up. It’s not the first time this happened. In the past, something like this would upset me and ruin my night because I would spend hours focusing on what happened and not do anything else. Don’t get me wrong, I was a little raffled – but I reflected on all of the positives in my life and I went home and enjoyed an evening to myself – watching Pokemon believe it or not.
There is so much that I still want to accomplish and I have dreams and goals, but I also realize that I have a good foundation and I’m grateful for it.
Some of the other responses to that question weren’t so positive. There are folks who live with mental illnesses. Others who are at a crossroads in their lives. I hope they find happiness because everyone deserves it.