I am a HUGE Sex in the City fan. In fact I probably learned most of what I thought about sex and relationships from watching this show (good and bad). I mean, it was on when I was in college and I watched it religiously. Over 10 years after that series finale, I still will stop and watch it when it is on TV. I also own all 6 seasons and both movies.
Anyway, one of my favorite quotes is from the first movie by Charlotte. When asked how often she is happy in her relationship and she says every day. The other girls look at her like she is lying, then she says “not all day, every day, but every day.”
I think we should find this quote to be true in all relationships we are in. Whether romantic or not. Of course it’s ok to fight, ok to not understand or relate to someone, but if you can’t find happiness with them….then perhaps you should reevaluate what you are doing there.
In no way would I say that I am happy all the time. Though, there are more happy moments than not, nearly every single day. Happiness in my marriage, with my children and family, in my friendships and at work. Most importantly, happiness within myself.
Choose happiness everyday. Life will naturally throw little wrenches in your day, so choose happiness in the things you can control. It’s OK to not be happy all day, every day. Life happens and we all feel that way. Just think to yourself, if someone were to ask how often you are happy? Would you honestly be able to answer that question with every day?
I hope so!