little miss sunshine

When I was in college, I was talking to my friend N8, this excellent human being who I wish everyone could meet, even if just for a second. I was a little down in the dumps and he and I were just discussing my life. What did I want from life? What did I feel like I was lacking? How could I get to where I wanted to be?…

He said something to me that always stood with me. He was telling me that my positive attitude would get me very far in life. I responded by saying how that was all fine and dandy, but I knew that people occasionally were irritated by my “Little Miss Sunshine” outlook. “Who cares,” he said. “You’ve got enough love inside you to keep a handful of small countries running. They wouldn’t even need electricity with all your positive energy.”

I know that love and positive thinking can’t run a country, but I liked what he meant. Who cares what people think of my bubbly personality. It took me a long time to be comfortable with my level of “happy,” but I think I’m a very lucky person. I’d much rather wake up every single morning happy to be alive than wake up every single morning miserable. Trust me, I’ve been in both situations.

What’s my point? Ha. I don’t really know. I guess I just feel so lucky, so in love, so happy. I know this outlook I have is a gift, and I should be grateful for this “gift” every single day. Am I cranky sometimes? Of course! But in general, I take every moment of every single day as an opportunity to LIVE and celebrate life.

So today, I’m celebrating.

I’m celebrating the people I have in my life. I’m celebrating the opportunities I have to learn and grow. I’m celebrating all the bad that has brought me to this good. I’m celebrating me; I’m celebrating you. Thanks for reading my blog, for taking time out of your special day to see what is happening in mine. Y’all are the absolute best.

Today…is a good day. I’m full of love.


  1. Micaela says:

    OK, I just had an AH HA moment like Oprah talks about. I know we always joke about how I didn’t exactly love you at first, but you know how extremely important you have become in my life (I could go on for pages on that alone). I realized just this minute that it was my own issue in not realizing you were just a happy person. In my own ignorance I confused your simply happy outlook on life with you thinking your life was perfect and you were better than me somehow. I did the number one thing I hate about that general public you always speak of. I judged you. I am so happy that you are who you are, and so so very lucky to have you in my life. I Love you!

  2. kelly says:

    You are little miss sunshine! I just read this and it absolutely brought tears to my eyes! You are a very special person and you are a perfect fit for my brother, I hope you keep making people smile with your funny personality and great attitude! your outlook on love and life is priceless dont ever change xxoo 😉

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