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Choose happiness and Japanese life lessons

Today I want to talk about something close to my heart.

I want to talk about life and yes I know I do this often. Not because I think I am so good at talking about life and giving advice but it is something I think and talk about a lot. I love to talk about life situations, to be able to relate, to give my opinion.

Today’s topic is why life isn’t always easy, why it isn’t always fair. You see in life you can’t always do whatever you want you need to make sure you did things that make you good person and brings you further in life you need to do things that you don’t want to do what you need to do and sometimes that is because you know it’s the right thing to do and sometimes it is just because you need something you need the contact hours or you need to money or you need to make sure you get that piece of paper at the end of the road.

Life isn’t fair, it’s annoying but I think you need to make sometime from it yourself. You need to make yourself happy. I always try to live life in a happy way and to do things that make me happy but sometimes you can’t choose happy.

Sometimes you need to choose mind over matter and head over heart even though even though that’s difficult it’s part of growing up sometimes you can’t do what you want you need to do what’s best for you, your family, your partner. But if something makes you very unhappy and you can change it, why shouldn’t you?

  • I am not saying break up with your partner because they weren’t nice today. I am saying talk about it.
  • I am not saying quit your job, I am saying try to find something else.
  • I am not saying quit school, find another option.

If your life isn’t filled with happiness that’s fine but don’t be angry about it. Go out let your hair down and find things you are passionate about. Hang out with friends, family, other loved once. Or not hang out with yourself, a stranger, an old lover whatever makes you happy.
Two days ago I saw an inspiring documentary about this Japanese teacher who teaches children to feel happy, thankful but also take responsibility for their own actions.

You can watch it here. I highly recommend watching it. Last but not least, let yourself feel sad and unhappy as well. Let yourself feel emotionally drained. It is not bad to not feel happy for a moment but try to snap out of it as well. Don’t let it consume you.

This is a big jumble of thoughts but sometimes that is a good thing, so I hope you enjoyed my thoughts. 

Lots of love,

Melissa

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