Most of the people who know me automactically think of me whenever they see a Smiley Face. It’s practically Pavlovian. Smiley Face = Anessa!
You see, I decided about 10 years ago that I would rather be happy than sad, so I started surrounding myself with the silly yellow circles of joy. We learned at church that you become what you behold, so me (being the very literal thinker that I am) made sure that I was “beholding” smiley faces everywhere I went. I know it sounds strange, but it actually worked (sort of). Feigned happiness is still better than bleak, dark depression.
Not that I’m all fake happy all the time or anything, but that’s kind of the whole point. When you learn the difference between false happiness and true joy, then you can really live your life, really enjoy the good moments and really feel the bad ones without letting them consume you.
See, this is what you can expect from my blog – random silliness, openness about very personal things, and the occasional insightful words to live by. So, put on your happy face and enjoy!