This is inspired by the song Happy by Pharrell. I’ve heard depressed people create tons of excuses for why they are justified for being depressed. I used to be that girl. I am free from depression because I made a choice to be happy and find reasons to be joyful always. There could be damage from past and present experiences that keep a person in a depressed state but it’s important to rise above your circumstances. Cry then move on. You are not truly living if you are not happy. Cant nothing bring me down because I’M HAPPY! 🙂
I usually don’t post video’s but I had to post this! Also, check out 24hoursofhappy.com. Enjoy and be happy! 🙂
love it, I used to be that girl as well, but I grew up and became a woman who made the choice to be happy, to surround myself with people that are happy and full of joy, to read and listen to uplifting music and words. Praise His Holy name.
Yes, praise Him! I’m glad you are free from depression. I wish you many more years of joy and peace! 🙂
AMEN! We really do have a choice in how we feel about our life and our circumstances. The day I gave my heart to the Lord was the day I began to learn this truth. His promises are perfect, and when we lean on him and offer him our blind faith, you get to live life knowing that when we are on the right path, (not the perfect person, impossible to achieve path), but the path where we walk daily toward him, he promises to work all things together for our good. That makes me smile because even my trials are working out for my blesing, so there really is no reason to fear. Thanks again for todays POST. I am so thankful that our paths crossed.
I’m glad you enjoyed it! The first time I attempted to follow God I didn’t understand this and it lead me to leaving God. Everything you said was revealed to me when I rededicated my life to God. Now I find it impossible to stop praising him. Thank you for the wonderful comment!
I love this! I’m dancing my own happy dance!
Awesome! Happy dances are fun! 🙂
I enjoy listening to this song…cause I’m happyyy and it makes me even happier ;=)
It’s one of my favorites!
I love this post and I love this song. It’s easy to make the choice to be happy, but it takes dedication to focus on the positive. Lawd do I know it! 🙂
Yes indeed. It is a struggle to be positive. And it’s not easy thinking of positive posts either! lol Btw, I love your cheerful spirit! 🙂
You sound positive. I like you. FOLLOWING! Keep up your positiveness. 🙂
Aww thanks! I can’t say I’m positive all the time but I do try my best. 🙂
I LOVE this song! The first time I heard it on YouTube I listened to it for 9 days straight. I thought it was a sign from God of things to come since it was a very hard time for me. So I figured if I just made up my mind to be happy, my depression would go away. It didn’t. Turns out singing about happiness and praying to get better was all good, it didn’t erase the chemical imbalance in my brain. Thank God these days even though some days are still awful, with the help of medication and therapy, my depression is s-l-o-w-l-y getting better. So while it’s great that some folks can get past their depression through will power and prayer, some of us need a bit more help. But yeah, listening to this is a great way to start the day!
Thanks for sharing. I’m glad you are getting better! Depression is no joke! I have been to many therapists and psychiatrists, and have been on a few medications. That stuff was a temporary fix for me. Changing my thought process and standing on God’s word is the only thing that works for me. I pray you will find permanent peace and joy. 🙂