Sometimes I cannot contain my happiness that I tend to laugh and smile everywhere. I smile in front of my computer screen. I smile all by myself when I’m walking in the street. Some people smile back at me because they think I’m smiling at them but in truth I’m just smiling at myself. I laugh inside the elevator. I laugh at people’s corny jokes but I am actually laughing at myself. I think I smile more when I’m alone than when I’m with the company of others.
There is always a way to be a positive thinker. This is a reminder to myself because I know I am going to have blue days with my self-centered problems and talk to the plants and animals, “Why does the universe conspire to make me miserable?”
But right now, I just need some tranquilizer. Let positive vibes reign in me. Let me magnify weirdness. And have faith that God is bringing pieces of my life together.
Here are some of the laws, theories, principles in my search of irrational happiness.
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Law of Gravity
Keep yourself grounded. It’s very tempting to envy people of your own age group, of your own clan, of your own environment who are better than you. But you gain knowledge and get inspiration from people who are younger, less experienced, more successful than you. It’s not wise to compare yourself with them. Don’t compete but learn to admire people who are better than you. Admiration is a proof of humility . Envy is a proof of insecurity.
“Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” – Proverbs 11: 2
I have one simple rule that I’m trying to apply in my life: Just receive and receive. When something is laid in front of you, you just receive it freely. You don’t question if you deserve it. You take it even if you think you are not prepared. You take it as it is. You don’t wonder if there is a better choice because the chances are you don’t. Instead of using the word, “accept,” use “receive.” These two words may sound synonymous but they can change how you think. “Accept” is often combined with negative thoughts. “ I accept failure.””I accept rejection.” “Receive” on the other hand, is more related on positive things. “I receive a gift.” “I receive a letter.” “I receive a blessing.”
Belo’s Law of of Attraction: The best attracts the best
This is my version of sour grapes and sweet lemon. If it is not attracted to me, then it is not the best for me. It is a better way of saying “If you do not make it then it’s not meant to be.” We often think that we are lacking something when we don’t get the job we want, the person we like, the school we want. It’s like this: If a guy/girl does not like you, don’t think you are not good enough. Instead, s/he is not good enough for you. Why do we have to find flaws in ourselves? Similarly, if a rejection letter comes in your door, do not grieve too much as if all your hopes and dreams lie on a single life event. It’s not just the best event that could have happened in your life.
Reuse, Reduce , Recycle
I have a lot of baggage but I learn to let go and run away from all the negative vibes. So what do we do with negative thoughts and feelings? We reuse, reduce, and recycle. Stage fright is negative but you can get your energy on stage out of it. Jog, box, exercise if these can take away bitterness. You burn calories when you burn negative thoughts. There are so many things you can get from a bad memory. You can convert it to life lesson.
“When I look back on my life, it’s not that I don’t want to see things exactly as they happened, it’s just that I prefer to remember them in an artistic way. And truthfully, the lie of it all is much more honest because I invented it. ” -Lady Gaga
Belo Principle for Beauty
If you think you’re pretty, thank God that you enjoy looking at your face. And if you think you are not pretty, cheer up. At least, you don’t attract people who are very superficial.