September 24, 2020

By Mariana Morales

Spread a little joy and make someone smile today.

It seems like a pretty easy thing to do, but it’s amazing how many people forget how it’s the little things in life that can make someone’s day.

All of last month’s Christmas commercials and messages were overflowing with cheer and happiness. However, it shouldn’t be just for the holidays. Every day should be Christmas. There should always be moments that make you feel excited, relaxed and overjoyed.

It should be Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and all the days that celebrate someone all the time. You don’t need a certain day to make someone feel special and important.

If you open a door for someone or greet someone with a smile, that could very well brighten his day. We’re all strangers but we all know respect when we see it and appreciate it when it’s given to us.

We’re so stressed out with school, family, relationships and jobs, but that shouldn’t take over your life. It’s unhealthy, and sometimes it’s just not worth it. Everyone is focused on what makes their life difficult rather than the small things.

Relationships with other people make us happy. When we’re with our friends, we become ourselves. We learn about who we are, our strengths and weaknesses. Gratitude makes us happy too. If we surround ourselves with positive energy, you will be feeling better too.

The pursuit of happiness is like a train: it’s a long journey to your destination but the many stops can make you smile.