What a beautiful day to be alive.
Simply being in the moment and enjoying what you are doing, no matter how small or miniscule a task can feel so freeing. When I was 17 and spending endless hours in DBT and CBT, I thought mindfulness was inherently useless. I thought the only way to achieve happiness was the large picture being filled with joy. Now, in a healthier state of mind, and physically healthier, I can see that it is the opposite. Being an adult is stressful. Having a job is stressful. Money is stressful. Life continues, and you have the choice to slow down and stay in the moment, or watch it go by. The older I get, the faster time seems to go. It's hard to just stop and see what's happening right in front of you. You live day to day, waiting for the weekends, that only go too quickly. Waiting, hesitating, stalling, whatever word you chose, is no way to go through life. Happiness is being content, even when there is stress. I have days that are hard. Days I don't want to get out of bed. Days I am sick of being in the system set up to work, and then die. It doesn't have to be like that. I wake up with the intent of everyday being a good day, even if it doesn't end up being so. I know deep down that if I awoke everyday expecting it to be bad, it WILL be bad. Optimism has become so important to me, even while I understand it isn't a fix all solution. I of course have times where I see the world and feel hopeless, everyone does. So what do you do? You wake up the next day and continue forward.
I believe in all of you. I believe in your capabilities. I believe tomorrow will come, and you will find your will to continue onward and prosper. Fight, my friends. You are worth the fight. You are worthy of life and everything beautiful it can hold.