As the COVID crisis continues, life as we once knew it has shifted significantly. After the initial shock, we have somewhat settled into this “new normal,” but that doesn’t mean we are overjoyed or even OK with it.

That said, it is up to us to find our happiness from within and pull positivity from our support systems and surroundings. The little things that make us smile make all the difference, giving us good reason to wake up each day filled with appreciation for what we have and what lies ahead.

Here is how I stay happy, even when life throws us curveballs…like COVID. Even when I am feeling blue, I find reason to look on the bright side of any situation.


  1. An Attitude of Gratitude







I consciously practice gratitude for all the beautiful blessings in my life. My family, loved ones, friends, health, and good fortune make me feel lucky to be alive, and I never take that for granted. I wake up with a roof over my head, there is nourishing food in the refrigerator, and I have a career that lets me be creative as I contribute to society.

I realize I am blessed, and love to give back, pay it forward, and live in the present. I strive for more out of life, but I am satisfied with what I already have. I don’t seek perfection, but positive experiences that enrich my life. Remaining thankful comes easily, effortlessly, and enjoyably.


  1. Love and Laughter







I surround myself with positive energy…  an uplifting family, a loving fiancé, and trustworthy friends. The people I spend time with are spiritual and sensitive, and I know I can count on them to stand by me through whatever life may present – the highs, lows, and in-betweens. Naturally, it’s my pleasure to return the gesture, and I’d give any one of them the shirt off my back. It is this type of loyalty and love that warms my heart and fills me with contentment.

When I am with my loved ones, we are endlessly elated as we share stories and strengthen our bonds. Sometimes things get serious, but we keep it real and find plenty of opportunities to goof around and giggle. Laughter is like medicine, reducing stress and relieving tension. I count on this “remedy” to keep me healthy and happy.


  1. Finding Purpose







We have all been put on this planet for a reason, and our value is immeasurable. We are unique as individuals but one in the same when it comes to our collective impact and its importance.

Realize your purpose and prevail. Whether it’s being a parent, saving lives, or simply making someone smile. I whisper affirmations to myself in the mirror and have faith in my fortitude. No matter what I set my mind to, I know I can succeed, especially when success comes from having the courage to commit in the first place.

Accept your limitations, but look at the big picture. Everything we do has a benefit, and with that, we grow as people. It makes me happy to be part of this harmony among my fellow humans.


Remember, happiness is a choice. Make it happen.