It really is. My life motto is “La Dolce Vita.”
But obviously, a sweet life doesn’t come without sadness, tragedy, heartbreak, and sickness.
It takes a lot of work to see beyond the dark stuff and just focus on the goodness.
As the Dalai Lama said,
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
But for some of us, that is easier than for others. What country, zip code and family you were born into may dictate certain life circumstances, but it actually has nothing to do with our overall happiness. Happiness comes from within, and even for the most positive person, it takes constant focus to keep our mind right, our thoughts uplifted, and remaining grounded, centered, and grateful for this life.
I’ve had an intimate experience with someone suffering from depression. Who thought about suicide, threatened suicide and even attempted it at one point.
It was extremely hard for me to understand, and after years of therapy, I finally realized I could not help that person. I could support, but ultimately they had to help themselves.
I also had a family member take his own life. It was absolutely devastating. It always will be. We have a very big family and pride ourselves on being close, loving and happy, but at the end of the day, no one really knows what’s really going on in the mind of another.
We’re all in this life together. Let’s support each other, lift each other, be examples of light… and ask for help when we need it.
No one should ever have to feel that deep sense of loneliness or fear where “no life” is better than the current circumstances. We only get this one little tiny gorgeous rollercoaster of a life. Let’s savor it.
I love to support any cause that raises awareness, and I am honored that Michael Strider included me in this project.
I hope, at the very least, it makes someone happy.
Love & Light!