Sunday, July 8, 2012


When I think of the word generosity, I tend to associate it money or hospitality. While these are two areas in which one can be very generous, there are so many other ways in which an individual can "give more."

Recently I've been striving to get in tune with what it means to be truly happy. I'm not talking about the joy that comes from a new pair of shoes or declious meal, but the vivid and contagious source of felicity. If only I would have started this blog last summer while reading The Happiness Project. But all "should-haves and could-haves" aside, I'd like to focus my energy towards being generously positive. In turn, I think this will bring my heart and those around me greater happiness. 

In high school I was seen as Miss Optimistic. I was always willing to lend an ear and give sound and encouraging advice to anyone who came my way. After enduring many stresses of the collegiate lifestyle, I can look back and say I've lost part of my positive edge. I'm quick to complain [as hard as it is to admit] and talk about the lows of my day, whereas I used to boast about the highs. 


I know the real me is lodged somewhere between trying to get a second part-time job and adjusting to the financial stresses of post-undergraduate life. But trials aside, I'm confident that I can bring out the happy-go-lucky attitude that many have associated with me for so long. 

As much as I'd love to be monetarily generous to my friends and family right now, I know that this is the time for me to get my finances in order. And although one day I will be able to fulfill this desire, I hope I can ALWAYS remain generous in the area of happiness, joy and positivity.  

My hope is that each of us will wake up every morning understanding how blessed and privileged we are to live each day. 


  1. I love this post and your honesty! This actually reminds me of something I went through about a year and a half ago, I was struggling with not enjoying my job and being unhappy with some other areas and so I lost my joy temporarily. I too was always considered happy and positive for most of my life, but during that time I wasn't. I want to tell you that it is okay that you're not 100% happy right now. People appreciate genuine people and part of being genuine is being honest about your struggles! Sure, it's important not to complain, but bottling things up isn't good (I learned that the hard way unfortunately). So don't be hard on yourself, your positivity will come back and sometimes it just means working harder to be positive! ;) Sorry this got so long, lol, I just can relate so wanted to let you know I'm thinking of ya! Hang in there, xoxo.

  2. I definitely know the feeling! I was quite an optimist when I was younger but lately I've become more of a pessimist which is not good! This was just the post I needed, Thank yoU!

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