This blog post about the Twelve Habits of Happy Healthy People is brilliant. Pure poetry. I read this and laughed my ass off.
I get a fair number of those inspirational posts on social media too. The ones with laughing women, happy kids, puppies, tropical beaches, and yoga. According to those memes, yoga is the secret to happiness, especially if it’s on a beach and done by a blonde. You get bonus points if you include a laughing child or a puppy.
I’m sure those inspirational posts have their uses for folks. If seeing a couple kissing passionately on a beach inspires you to run out and tackle life (or tackle your significant other), then go for it.
Me? I like the other blog’s advice on finding inner peace. Do whatever the fuck you want. If I need a pick me up, I’ll go meet a few friends for a beer, curl up on my couch with the entire collection of X-men movies, or take my dog out for a walk in the woods. I’ll cram all my backpacking shit into my pack and go hiking, including the Nalgene full of rum and assorted fruit juices. I won’t feel ashamed about it, and neither should you… not even if your movie of choice is Twilight.
Let’s be honest, seeing a couple of strangers dancing through a field with some sunshine up the ass happy message doesn’t do shit for me.
Unless they have rum. If so, will they share it with me? Yes? Now that’s a testament to the innate kindness of people.