23 May 2010

Something we all forget

Did you ever feel like reality was slipping past you while you were stuck in your own little world? Like the fabric of time was some vast sheet of silky cloth being dragged over the top of you? You can feel the silky brush of it against your cheek, but you just cant grip it between your fingers.

It commonly manifests in such feelings as... oh no, I'm behind with my homework again... or... exams are soon and I don't have enough time to study properly... Or maybe you took a look at your life and asked yourself why its not as good as you feel it should be. I think everyone does this sometimes.

I was driving in the car on Thursday and I re-discovered something rather life changing. Sometimes it can be difficult to remember it when things are tough. It's something that we all used to know. Something we really understood as children.

You do not need a reason to be happy.

You don't. Doesn't that sound good? I want you to do something with me. For the rest of the time that you are reading this, smile. Its easy, just like this:

Smile when you do the dishes. Smile when you are stuck in traffic. Smile when you are angry and when you are sad. If life is going to be so difficult, then it is trying to take itself too seriously. Smile at it until you feel stupid about feeling bad. You don't even have to think about anything special. It doesn't take any effort at all.

And even if you changed nothing about your life while smiling at this paragraph, you proabably feel a bit better.



  1. "Be on the look out for things that make you laugh. If you see nothing worth laughing at, pretend you see it, then laugh."

  2. Run away with an orange, then laugh at it.

    Good advice there.

  3. Don't serve the customers and laugh maniacally in their faces!


Thanks for reading :)