Thursday, April 28, 2011

Relax and Laugh

Before anyone takes too much offense to the title of my blog allow me to explain. First, relax. Second, laugh. That is the motto of my life. Life (first of all, I hate when this word is used so generally, but I'll elaborate on what exactly "life" is in a minute) is hard, and then we all grow old, lose control of our minds, mouths and bowels and die. At every stage of a person's life they are experiencing hard times and happy times. I chose to focus on the happy times and try to live in the present time and not in the past or in the future. Worrying too much about what has happened and what is going to happen only makes you miss the current happenings, so stop worrying and just be happy! Of course, I'll admit there are things in life we have to worry about: money, jobs, school, family, who got voted off American Idol and who you are going to kneel by at 'ward stare', but we also have to just be happy and not stress over the little things. I read a book that took all my feelings and put them on paper. Justin Halpern authored a book based on what he would hear his dad say throughout life. His dad is a little rough around the edges and most of time is a little crude and odd, but he knows what life is all about. It's about living your life for you and not stressing about things that don't matter in the big picture! Just be happy with you, whether you are weird and maybe an FLK (funny looking kid) or socially elite and perfect. Just be you and happy. No matter how 'wrong' you think you may be or how bad you may think your life is. This book said what I think, and as this blog will be like book of sorts of what I am thinking, "Sh*t Carlie Says" is indeed a very appropriate title.