Friday, April 15, 2011

I just wanna be HAPPY

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anaïs Nin

Last night, I had a picture perfect date with this handsome guy I know. I am sometimes in awe of how kind he can be. We had dinner at a local Indian restaurant which I've been meaning to try, and we were one of three couples in the entire place. The atmosphere was intimate and quiet and perfect for the mood I was in. The majority of my evening was filled with good food, great wine, and dozens of kisses from the sweetest lips I've ever known.

Afterwards, we headed off to a bar I used to frequent in my silly single days to see a friend visiting from San Francisco. If I have learned one thing, it is that my guy does not like the bar scene. If not for the visiting friend, I would have gladly stayed home, cozied up, and listened to the thunderstorm, but my roommate wanted me to accompany her and I am a firm believer that little harm can come from trying to make someone happy. Wrong-o. Although we stayed for less than two hours, it really put a damper on the evening and on his mood. I woke up this morning feeling disheartened and more than a little irritated. Why is it that out of an entire evening, two hours of less than perfect-ness can overshadow all the happy?

I am choosing to make today a good day. It's raining and dreary, my dog just tracked mud all over my doorway and across my lap, I'm typing this post instead of blow-drying my hair which means I'll probably be running late for work (again) this morning, but y'know what? It's okay. That's life. I'm going to choose to smile instead of pout at the dark clouds in my life, because I know I am blessed and loved unconditionally. God didn't put us on this earth to be miserable and count the days until we die. He wants us to enjoy our time on this planet, and be happy! (John 10:10)

Happiness is a choice, people. Get some!


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