ks (wastelikewine) wrote,

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“It's a common belief that positive thinking leads to a happier, healthier life. As children, we're told to smile and be cheerful, to put on a happy face. As adults, we're told to look on the bright side, to make lemonade and see glasses as half full. Sometimes reality can get in the way of our ability to act the happy part though. Your health can fail, boyfriends can cheat, friends can disappoint. It's in these moments when you just want to get real, to drop the act, and be your true, scared, unhappy self. Ask most people what they want out of life and the answer is simple: to be happy. Maybe it's this expectation, the wanting to be happy, that just keeps us from ever getting there. Maybe the more we try and will ourselves to states of bliss, the more confused we get, to the point where we don't recognize ourselves. Instead we just keep smiling, trying like hell to be the happy people we wish we were until eventually it hits us; it's been there all along, not in our dreams or hopes, but in the known, the comfortable, the familiar.” ~Grey's Anatomy

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