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So, for about 8 years of my life I was a cheerleader. Why is this important you ask? I still like to cheer!  I speak in exclamations, I write in exclamations!!!, and I emote exclamations (Yaaaaaay!!) Am I too freaking happy or is it just an annoying habit? Hmmm, maybe a little of both.

I just turned 40 last month. I had no anxiety. None. I do believe this is the happiest I have ever been!  So I’m a little overweight... p-shaw!!  Upside=Everything else. I’ve decided to focus on my health and well-being. If I happen to lose a few pounds? Dandy! If I inspire a few of my friends to join me? Awesome!

I AM HAPPY!!! Woooo Hooooooo!!!  Is it rubbing off yet???

Disgustingly Happy Girl,

Leigh  estatic



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      Kelly Robertson wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • Cute post, Leigh! There’s nothing disgusting about being happy my friend - whoo hoo to you too!
      love, kelly



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      Mjmurphy wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • I do think happiness is contagious and a mindset. I think I will have a great day and I do every time. I work in a building with about 500 people and everyone always asks how you are all day long. one day I decided I was not going to reply with the usual fine but instead with I’m wonderful, it’s another wonderful day here at work! and you know what, it actually was a wonderful day. I have always been liked by most people in the building but I have noticed that since I started doing this that more people seek me out daily and that many people know me by name when I don’t know their name. they all walk away with a smile after we speak for a minute or two. it makes me feel good and it makes them feel good, perpetuating the happiness cycle...



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      Kelly Robertson wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • I can’t remember who, but a very famous person once said that his reply was always, “This is the best day of my life!“.  If you think about it, today COULD BE the best day of your life (so far) if that’s what’s in your mindset. I’m sure I heard this from Bob Proctor, somewhere!

      I don’t like to use the word,“hate” but I really do DISlike it when the replies I hear when asking, “how ya doin‘?” include, “Could be better... well, I’m here... okay, I guess“.  I used to want to strangle them! but now I just feel compassion for them and hope that my enthusiastic reply will give them pause for thought. Who knows!?!!



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      Jenni0811 wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • My father was a very serious man who frequently scolded me for “laughing too much” and just generally being happy. Unfortunately, followed the psychological path and married a guy just like him. Yes, took a divorce and  a few years of therapy to learn that my way was not only acceptable, but in general benefited others also.  

      So now, I also skip along my happy path through life!! estatic estatic



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      Leigh Collett wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • Thank you so much for your supportive comments, Ladies!  

      I agree with the old quote by Oscar Wilde: Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.

      I love it!

      Leigh



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • Leigh, you go ahead and spread that happiness germ!! This world could use more like you.



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      Angeldove wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • Oh My Gosh, I also get “scolded” for being happy all the time.  Sure, I have down times and problems in my life, but they are not all consuming.  I love to smile, comment on the beautiful day, rain or shine, and just generally find the good in my life.  It took me a long time to feel this way, up until I was 40, I blamed everyone and everything for my unhappiness, then one day (my lil sis suddenly passed) I realized life is short, “get up and change it.”  Since I started taking control of my own life and being determined to find happiness in life, it has just become a way of life now.  I wake up, stretch out the “kinks” and greet the new day with a smile, after all I woke up to enjoy the day, so I figure it must be a good day.



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      Never2late wrote Apr 10, 2009
    • Leigh, it is so great that you use a lot of exclamations!  I do it all the time in emails, etc.  I always want to throw a little excitement into whatever I’m writing or replying to.  I get a lot of email with no excitement or exclamations at all!  What fun is that??!  Life is tough.  So let’s bring enthusiasm and happiness in wherever we can, right?!

      I have a 16 yr old son who is a very negative person by nature (got it from his dad, I’m positive).  Anyway, I tell him to put a huge smile on his face for no less than 5 minutes.  Even when you‘re in a bad mood, I believe putting that smile on your face makes you laugh and give you a much more positive outlook!  Try it!  It just sorta changes your attitude!

      Have a great day!  Keep smiling and spreading the happiness!
      estatic



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      Foxfire5822 wrote Apr 10, 2009
    • Happiness is absolutely contagious...just like gruppiness is!
      From Web MD: New research from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Diego suggests that happiness is influenced not only by the people you know, but by the people they know.

      The study showed that happiness spreads through social networks, sort of like a virus, meaning that your happiness could influence the happiness of someone you’ve never even met.

      Sadness spreads too, but much less efficiently, says study co-author James H. Fowler, PhD, of the University of California-San Diego.

      “We have known for a long time that there is a direct relationship between one person’s happiness and another’s,” Fowler tells WebMD



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      Stephanie Lawrence wrote Apr 10, 2009
    • I consider myself  a happy person, but my husband is happy ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He wakes up at 4:30am singing everyday before he goes to work. We hardly ever argue. That’s one of the things that I love about him, he’s always happy. So you go ahead and be happy.

                           DON‘T WORRY BE HAPPY



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