I heard from a little birdie today that a student said they just didn’t like me. (gasp!) Their reason: she’s just too happy.
((INSERT BIG OLE BELLY-ROLLIN LAUGH, Holding my side, Slapping my knee kind of laugh RIGHT HERE))
This is not a mischievous or “bwahahaha” kind of laugh. This is one from absolute JOY! I’m even MORE happy that someone thinks I’m TOO HAPPY! It actually gives me GREAT JOY!
How about that!? I bet they would have never guessed that. Well, maybe they would since I’m just TOO happy. Haha!
After I got through laughing, I started thinking.
Someone dislikes me for my attitude…really?
I wonder if they like sad people or those who spew hate? I wonder if they just don’t like my enthusiasm, because I know that annoys a lot of people. I’m just curious. It has nothing to do with me worrying at all about whether they like me or not. GOD likes me, I like me most of the time so, I’m good. What concerns me is that what if they don’t like happy, because they themselves can’t see happy. What if they can’t find happy? What if they don’t feel happy, because they don’t have Jesus? What if!?!
And then I thought about this… Do they think I’m happy every second of every day? I get sad, I get down on myself, things happen in my life that aren’t perfect. I have my storms like everyone else, but I choose to ride the waves with a positive attitude. AND I always choose not to ooze my sadness or concern on other people. Of course I have people I talk to about things like that, I don’t just bottle up my sad feelings… but I don’t hurt other people because I’m hurt.
Ok, enough thinking. Let’s get back to the main point…
I’m just TOO happy.
Hold on, this is better:
I love being TOO happy!
I have this going through my head today! Some people just hate others. WHY!?!
No matter how much you are loved in this life, I promise you, there will be someone, somewhere hating on you. They may be just doing it in their brain or actually voicing it to another individual. It is a given. They might not even know you. Maybe they just don’t like your name or see a picture of you that allows them to proclaim a false judgement about you. (WE’VE ALL DONE THAT BEFORE!)
You CANNOT make everyone happy. You can try and do whatever you can for others, support causes and lift up those who are down, show people love and strive to put your love into action all you want, but there will ALWAYS be that person or persons who still can’t seem to love you back. They look passed all the lengths you go to in order to make their life or world a better place. They just can’t see it. Who knows why they can’t? They have their reasons. They might just like to hate others. Maybe even hate everything! (that is so weird to me) I just want to shake people like that. That would probably just make them hate me more. (…and call the authorities ..Haha!)
I used to allow this kind of stuff to bother me. It weighed on my mind and made me feel like I did something wrong. I would try to think up ways I could MAKE them like me just a little bit. I might have even dreamed that perhaps one day they would come over to the LOVE SIDE and really join in the HAPPY CLAWSON DANCE. (like I really have one of those…haha)
I don’t let that stuff bother me anymore. Of course, I still hope they choose love over hate, but I don’t allow their choice to effect my choice. They may be very annoyed at the fact that I’m happy. Maybe that is why they hate me? Do you realize how ridiculous THAT sounds? I finally figured it out!
I can choose to do my happy dance or smile continuously OR look on the bright side of things even amidst the haters.
That word “haters” seems so extreme, but if it’s not love, what is it?
Go spread your hate…
I STILL CHOOSE AND WILL ALWAYS CHOOSE THE OPPOSITE.
Cuz the haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate…
I’m gonna shake shake shake shake shake…
(Watch this awesome video below for a laugh! 2:44 is my favorite second!)