Be Happy; Smile!

By LifeworX · July 23, 2017 · True Stories · 2 min read

Woman with hat at the pool.

When last did you decide it is a “me day”?

Today; I am doing what I want and what at this point in time is good for me.  I do have a free day and what it will look like I don’t know, but I will go with the flow.  I will not help out any friend or family, or be bound by any time restriction or planned meeting.  It is all up to me.

So I end up in a yoga class.  This is in the middle of the day, I feel a bit strange.  There are obviously the ‘usual’ members of the mid-morning class catching up with each other.  I am now thinking- so this is what ‘normal’ people do in the middle of the day when the rest of us are at work? 

My “A-HA” moment comes when we are standing at the front of our mats and the teacher tells us to close our eyes and: ‘ breathe’... So, what do we normally do? Then, she tells us to put a smile on our face, take a deep conscious breath in...

We are not aware of our breathing and we need to be asked to put a smile on our face? Is my life so hectic that I forget to breathe? Actually, when I think about it, YES, I do forget to just be and breathe! There is always a deadline to make, an appointment to keep, that we forget to just be.

When did I need to be reminded to smile?  I have always assumed that I am a happy person.  If I think about it now, lately I have not been too happy at all.  I tend to lose myself in the job at hand, we need to get through this amount of work.  I have forgotten to look for the joy in the work I do.  Luckily, I have just had a week’s holiday, where I have had the time to sit and reflect on what has been happening and what I have been doing.  I have realized, that life has a habit of running away with me.  I love being active, doing exercise, reading, making music; I squeeze as many activities as I can into my day, often running myself ragged and physically exhausted.  Obviously, that has a negative effect on my work and life in general.  I have realized I need time to sit back, relax, breathe and just smile. 

Sometimes we need to be reminded to be happy? Or show the world we are happy?  Don’t let life run away with you and forget to be you.

A good friend of mine reminded me that you have to be a human being rather than a human Doing! 

Relax, take a step back, breathe, smile, show everyone you are happy. 



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