I have been reading “The Art of Happiness” by the Dalai Lama the past few days. Its extremely eye opening and the book in itself has bought me lots of happiness. I have not always been the happiest person, if anything I’ve been a pessimist for most of my life. And sometimes I feel down. For no reason, despite fighting it everyday and putting forth the effort to find happiness in everything I do. Sometimes this wind of sadness just hits me and I feel like a failure, bad about myself and everything negative in between that I can think about it. I don’t know why I do. But last night I felt this way and instead of stewing in my funk like I usually do, I thought I try to change that. I picked up the book and only after a reading a few pages it changed my perception almost immediately.
The chapter I read about was about empathy. The best way you can feel empathy is by thinking about a certain situation in someones else shoes. So I did & after thinking about a bunch of different scenarios I came up with this. I am extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to write a blog, to style, to travel, to have eaten good food among many (many many times over ) other amazing things. But most of all, I have an amazing family and a wonderful husband and a fat, cuddle-y, sweet fart-maker of a fur baby. Best of all, I got to spend the weekend with the two of them eating brunch. Why then should I be down?
Well that’s my rant and thats what I wore to brunch.
I hope everyone had a great day and the lines are too bad at the mall!