Sad Face < Happy Face

Sometimes you are unhappy for no reason. You can think of plenty of reasons to be unhappy, you always can, but then you can also think of more reasons to be happy, to be thankful. As a woman in her twenties, life can throw fast curve-balls, when I didn’t even sign up for the softball team.

As easy as it is to be sad, it is even easier to be happy. You are the only one stopping yourself from being happy. Have you ever had that one friend who is always in a good mood, can laugh at almost anything and is smiling constantly? Annoying, right?!

Wrong. This person is lucky enough to see glory in the little things, in all things. There are so many things we have to be grateful for, enough to make us smile for thousands of years. Yet, why do we frown so easily, wake up on the wrong side of the bed, cry, yell, scream?

Life can be a never ending inner battle with ourselves, more than with the actual world. When you overcome your anxiety, your endless mind games and lying to yourself, you see the world a little less fuzzy and little more beautiful. Whatever you are doing, smile. Smile because you mean it, because you are still breathing and moving.

You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it, so live it.

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Semplicita

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When things like this speak to me, I feel the need to share it, to tell everyone and to give them a hug as I share it. It’s important to remember the simple things in life. Isn’t it ironic that forgetting the simplest of things are what makes our life the hardest? Whether it be in your personal life, your business or even at the gym, bring it back to basics and remember how simple life really is. You are the one that complicates it.

ImageI got this tattoo on my wrist as a reminder of that exact sentence. As a perfectionist, Leo and stress addict, there are too many times throughout my day where I make the choice to complicate my life, instead of simplify it. This little reminder stares back at me in those moments and reminds me to take a breathe.