Watching my son’s mop of blond hair flying around his face. Seeing him running full speed without a care. Trying to memorize that beautiful smile that touches his eyes. Hearing him screech over and over gleefully at the top of his lungs. I’m looking around seeing others cringe and hearing the disapproving comments from others.
Yes, yes that would be my child gleefully screeching at the top of his lungs. No, I won’t stop him. That gleeful screeching will only last a minute. This may be the last time that he feels free enough to express his happiness in the loudest manner possible. Please don’t take that away from my boy. I want him to run fast, climb hard, and scream happily at the top of his lungs. I don’t want him to be thinking about appropriate ways to be happy, I want him to feel his happiness and let it out.
Holding yourself back and restraining your happiness, your sense of self. How many times have you compromised yourself? How many times have you worn a mask for others? Is it really worth the sacrifice? Do you really have to restrain yourself in order to hold yourself to others’ standards? Are those people putting you first? Do they have your best interest in mind?
Question yourself. Challenge yourself. You don’t always have to stay the same. You can move forward. You can let your happiness out in whatever shape or form that means.
Happiness Challenge… It can start now…