Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Here's the thing, it's pretty easy to be happy in the good moments. The moments that are warm and fuzzy and filled with happiness and joy. The spontaneous outing for ice cream, the successful morning at the zoo, the moment between two sisters full of hugs and sharing.
But this quote got me thinking that it's not always so easy to be happy in every moment, especially the ones that aren't happy. The ones that hurt and cause discomfort and pain. A two-year-old's temper tantrum in public, the death of a loved one, an ongoing argument. Even the ones that just feel annoying and eye-roll worthy. The basket of unfolded laundry taunting for five days, the inevitable whining at five o'clock, the obnoxiously loud cell phone talker at the coffee shop.
But life is about all of these moments, the happy and sad. The good and the bad. And as hard as it is to actually be happy in those sad and bad moments (something I think that is virtually impossible) I feel like it is important to remember that without the negative, we couldn't have the positive. Without sorrow, there could be no joy. Without bad, there could be no good.
I guess what I'm saying is that sometimes (okay, often) I need to remind myself during those annoying and bad moments that they are still a part of my life. And I don't necessarily have to feel happy during all those moments, but I do need to remember that those negative moments make up life just as much as positive ones. And life's a pretty good (and happy) thing.