Monday, April 19, 2010

Always Happy. Never Satisfied.

My friend Becky, who has known me longer than I care to share (like, since before I wore a training bra!), and her other half, Ed, have started a new company, Always Happy Life.  You can check it out here.

Basically, it revolves around the philosophy of "Always Happy.  Never Satisfied."  They will be selling shirts, onesies, bibs, etc. with that logo on it, benefiting certain charities each month.  It was just launched this week, so only the standard shirts are listed, but look out for special editions soon (I am especially looking forward to the blue/yellow Ds Awareness ones!).

I think it is a great philosophy for life, but honestly, when Beck asked me to be on their blog roll, I was a little skeptical about being there.  I mean, seriously, The Mad House definitely has its ups and downs, and always happy is not necessarily how I would describe us.

Then I started thinking about it, and the meaning of happy:
hap·py  (hp)

adj. hap·pi·erhap·pi·est
1. Characterized by good luck; fortunate.
2. Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy.
3. Being especially well-adapted; felicitous: a happy turn of phrase.
4. Cheerful; willing: happy to help.
a. Characterized by a spontaneous or obsessive inclination to use something. Often used in combination: trigger-happy.
b. Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree. Often used in combination: money-happy; clothes-happy.

...and although I don't believe I go about life spewing sunshine and roses every day, I do know how to laugh about my days, to find joy in the ordinary, and to find the positive even in the negative (most of the time...!).

We have been hit by our own doozies, definitely.  And any of them could have sent us into a downward spiral.  But what good what that do?  Much better to put on my big girl panties, write a sarcastic, self-deprecating blog post about whatever happened, and move onward and upward.  Right?

Always Happy.  Never Satisfied.  Ok :)

Go buy a shirt.

1 comment:

Cate said...

nice! Similar theme, I just picked up the book The Happiness Project (it's also a blog) from the library. Definitely lots of food for thought.

so buy a shirt now, or hold out for the DS one?