so here i am, starting this blog, standing in the sunshine, a happy blog.
the idea for this came to me when i was driving home from work the other day. i was remembering my "job" as a sunshine girl in my sorority. this was a position i shared with one other girl and we were responsible for encouraging our sorority sisters. when i was in college, i was in a sorority. for two years in the sorority i had the honor of being a "sunshine girl". we made signs to hang on dorm room doors, bought encouraging cards, and lead chants at meetings and other events. as corny as that sounds, it was a lot of fun.
along with that, i recalled a gift my "big sister" gave me when i first joined the sorority. it was a "happy book". this was before the gratitude journal trend had begun, but my big suggested i use this book to list happy thoughts. in that first book, i listed over 1600 happy thoughts in two years and went on to fill a second journal, too.
in college, i spent so much time seeking happy things.
sadly, these days, i'm bogged down by the realities of adulthood. a job, busy husband, two kids, and a big house keep me busy and stressed. a few weeks ago i realized that my thoughts tend toward the negative most of the time. this has to stop so i decided a happy blog where i focus on positive things would be a good place to start. i'm not really sure how this will all work out, but i'm excited to get started on this blogging adventure!