I was eating lunch at my desk on Friday, when I heard a couple of my co-workers chatting somewhere in the room behind me.
“You are always so happy. I don’t know how you do it.”
“They don’t pay me enough to kill myself.”
That made me laugh aloud. And today, when many folks are posting inspirational quotes on Twitter —
It deserves its moment in the spotlight.
I LOVED Hector and the Search for Happiness.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean you will.
When Hector, a London psychologist, feels he is no longer helping his patients, he embarks on a trip around the world to research happiness.
His girlfriend supports his quest and even gives him a journal to record his findings.
A few of these findings really resonated with me, leaving me tearful in the theater and very thoughtful long after I left. It even inspired a two-hour phone call.
Simon Pegg is well-known for his zombie comedies, but Hector is a big step, I believe, toward bigger and more exciting roles. He hits it out of the park.
It is rare to not only enjoy a movie but also feel it has so much to say about your own life and experiences. I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m still talking about this one for weeks to come.
What does happiness look like?
McDonald’s says this:
He’s the new mascot for their Happy Meal.
New to the States, I should say. He’s been repping the kid’s menu in France since 2009, and Latin America and Europe since.
I think he looks a bit like the Kool-Aid mascot who crashed through walls when I was a youngun. But many online find the meal mascot a bit scary…and are creating memes to prove their point.
Yeah, I feel you.
This was an incredibly difficult blog post to write.
I can’t focus. Can’t seem to string words together into sentences that amount to much of anything. And I really don’t care all that much, either.
You know why?
I’m just too damn happy.
A friend called it a glow. That’s exactly what it is — and all because of a little old college basketball game.
(UK beat Ohio State last night — I mean, come on! Come on!!)
I tried to Google this phenomenon — the distraction of happiness — but all I could find is how everyday life distracts you from being happy.
So far, I haven’t found that to be the case at all. I’m still happy. Still smiling. Still haven’t gotten a darn thing done.
Who cares? I’m happy.