How do you stay happy?

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If I could go back in time and erase all the pain, all the tears, all the worry, all the heartbreak… Go back in time to complete all my plans, achieve my goals, plan life how I thought it would be, how I thought it should be, how I wanted it to go, I’d have completely refused a future with you. Now I wouldn’t trade you for the world.

My heart ♡ My son… Emmanuel J. Sweetney

How do I stay happy? I stay thankful. My life so far is really wrapped up in that one paragraph above. My son. He is my entire world. His face comforts me in the midst of my deepest fears. He assures me that I’ve been run over by life and am somehow still able to walk. Someone may say it’s a little dangerous to have your whole heart wrapped around and revolving around one person’s being, too bad, it is. My son is my love. He is God’s grace in my life: personified. He’s my sense of what it means to be happy. No one should ever have their right to decide whether to have sex with someone snatched away from them, but what I tried to cover and blame myself for was brought into the light and my painful truth, set me free. I walked away with the greatest gift which is life, his beautiful, sweet, little, life. And even though he came from what I saw as a complete tragedy…I am completely thankful.
How do I stay happy? I stay grateful. Grateful for grace. Grateful for peace. Grateful for laughter. Grateful for happiness, even if it comes 9 months after what I thought was the worst day of my life. I’m grateful. Grateful simply for life.
Give others the beautiful gift of life by donating bone marrow. The simple act of donating can change someone’s life and the lives of their loved ones forever. Look into it, share with someone else and pass the gift of life.

~Read more from Anomalouslady here.


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