Oh, Happy Day!

by - March 09, 2010

happiness: [hap-ee-nis] the quality or state of being happy
**side note:: if a Spanish-speaking person looked at the dictionary pronunciation of happyness, it would sound like this -- oppy-niece**

So, I was killing time after I finished the dreaded task of posting stories to the web. Seriously guys, that is the absolute worst part of my entire day, but I won't go into details on that right now. However, if you'd like to know more check out Bicycle DUI.

Anyway, I had just posted three seemingly random stories to our website and was aimlessly looking through the top stories on Yahoo. I love Yahoo. You can find some of the most random stuff there. It's great. That's where I found some tips for how to have happier days, which out of the blue reminded me of the "Happy Days" sitcom from way back when.

Now that that's out of my system, the tips!

Too much of a good thing is a bad thing.
Sure, it's good to help others, but when helping others comes at the expense of not taking any time for yourself an incredibly good thing ceases to be good. So, don't stop helping others. Just remember to pencil in a little you-time in your busy schedule.

Now is the moment. Enjoy it!
In other words, take time to smell the roses. Rushing to and fro leaves little time for fun.

Find your "mouse hole."
Basically, no matter how big of a social butterfly you are, we all need some time and space that just ours. It makes us feel a lot more secure about ourselves, which in turn makes us happier. It doesn't even have to be a specific place - it can be a solo activity like jogging (totally not my thing).

Conflict is OK.
I'll be the first to admit that I don't like confrontation, but at the same time if I'm at odds with someone for some reason or other I can't just let it ride. It's not healthy for one. And it always makes you feel better once you get something resolved.

Now those all seem like common sense, right? That's probably why they're so easy for everyone to overlook in daily life.

Want to know what makes me happy these days? The return of Whit Johnson to the morning show. Mmm. He's so nice to look at.

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  1. Hola Ashton! Como veo que estudiaste español supongo que te gustaría leer mi comentario en epañol. Yo soy Argentina pero escribo mi blog en inglés porque la mayoría de los que lo visitan hablan inglés. Las primeras entradas las puse en español pensando que mis lectores serían todos argentinos.
    Gracias por visitarme y dejar tu comentario. Espero que tengas mucho éxito en tu carrera como periodista!

    Have a great week!

  2. First of all, I actually undersood most of Kifus's comment. That makes me happy.

    And I'm totally glad you did this post, because 2010 has been a weird year, and I think it's good to remind people that we can take control of our own happiness, grab it by the horns, slap it around a little bit, and make fun of its momma.

  3. ***And forgive all of my typos. They are many.