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A Colorful Day

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I know what many of you are thinking... how is it possible to have a colorful day; a color is not an emotion. But to me, colorful is a more appealing word for happiness.

A close friend of mine on this Spark website often talks with me about life, happiness, emotions, and all of the above. I'm often intrigued by the positive energy that swarms him, and some others that ask how I'm doing occasionally. It's funny, because he recently joked about my Sparkpage being dark. I think he was joking about it, but it actually made me take a closer look at not only my Sparkpage, but my life in general.

Sometimes we can feel happiness from what we put in front of us. Happy images, inspiring quotes, and becoming friends with those that help us remember what happiness can be. I look around at my house... there's not a single painting on the wall, not a single motivation board, and not a single picture to remind me of what happiness feels like. My walls are blank, and although I can't paint due to it being a rental, I can still put things up that make me happy. My goodness sake, my comforter is even plain black. The same goes with my office: not a single thing is up right now.

I also took a look at my Sparkpage, and then I thought to myself... "it IS kind of dark!" So I decided to change it to something COLORFUL, like how I feel today. This weekend I also plan on finding ways I can redecorate my place for a more happy feel.

But although I'm having a colorful day, it doesn't mean that there aren't circumstances surrounding me that could cause me to be down and depressed. Firstly, my class right now is unrealistic in the amount of work that needs to be done. Secondly, I have a biopsy tomorrow to determine that if the HPV I caught when I was 16 has developed into cervical cancer. And lastly, on Monday I start TMS treatments that involve 14 straight days of magnetic energy rushing to my brain. And all while working a full-time job. Am I overwhelmed? Certainly. But on the bright side, I am looking at just that: the bright side.

I hope everyone looks to the bright side of things and has a colorful day today.
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    I'm glad someone pointed out the dark ^_^ I don't know how to encourage happiness to someone who is depressed - even though my partner is. I tend to wear or have a lot of color in our room/life but I think as long as you have a partner or someone who understands you and your disorder and do what they can to make you move and go about life - it can be enough for some and help them keep positive.

    Today I also took charge! I'm still so tired and just not motivated but now it's laziness, I know I'm over my panic/anxiety attack, but we cleaned the room :) Laundry away, swept, rearranged slightly, I feel a lot better looking around the room that now I'm going to push for 11p-12a walks (when it's cooler out, for me!) to get back up there ^_^ Glad you can make a big change/know a big step to help yourself.
    1979 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon blog. It is true we can feel happiness by what we put in front of us. Love this blog thank you for sharing.
    1982 days ago

    Rainbows are one of my favorite images. There's something about having all the colors in the visible spectrum that appeals to the science nerd in me as well as my artistic side. Your background image makes me want to leap for joy!

    It's amazing how different our lives are just be simple things - art on the wall, or a different furniture arrangement. How did you live for so long with blank walls??? I would have gone crazy! LOL

    I love art and photography. I have a lot of things on the walls both at home and at work, art that makes me happy or brings back special memories. And I like living in an environment where even looking out the windows is like a painting (one that moves in realtime - yeah!).

    The thing to remember is that we all have stressors in our lives - those things that tap into our worry centers. But as our dear friend Bryan said, "Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right!"

    Thanks for giving me a reason to smile today!
    1982 days ago
    Young woman this is such a great blog. I like you you realize that you can choose to e happier, and more positive. I know your circumstances are not the same as many, but you can still make some choices, and you have inspired me with the choices you have made. I am so happy to be your friend.
    1982 days ago
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