What I have been thinking a lot about lately is this, are our lives really what we make them? I often will here people say “when life gives you lemons, make lemon aid”, “make it a great day or not, the choice is yours”, and “be happy because there is no reason to be sad.” I can’t help but think is this true? Are our lives merely what we make them?
Let me back the truck up for a second, I’m not saying don’t be happy or that we can’t control our own happiness. All I’m trying to figure out, or point out is this, sometimes in life it’s OK to be sad, or not happy. I am just sick and tired of watching “Cheerful Charlie’s” go though life pretending to be happy because they don’t want to deal with people thinking they are sad. However, on that same note, I’m tired of seeing people be “Dorthy Downers” all the time as well. In our lives we need moderation as well as not being afraid to be ourselves.