So the last few days have been a bit rough and I was a bit down and mopey...some would call it bitchy...we should not ask the duckies about my attitude for the last few days. However it brought about a realization for me. If you want to be happy in whatever situation you are in it is your own personal decision. No one can tell you to be happy. There is not a magical happy pill and there is no fairy god mother to wave a magic wand. The key to happiness is just putting your mind in a place where no matter what obstacles or curve balls are thrown your way you rise above it. I have a lot on my plate recently with work, school, kids, and other issues that I have constantly worried about to the point where it was affecting my outlook on life. You know the "Geez life really sucks right now" complex. Everybody does it every now and then...no one is perfect. I have made the decision to change my way of thinking...nothing in my life is really that bad in the grand scheme of things. I have three amazing daughters who give me the secure knowledge that I have given the world three beautiful gifts that will have an amazing impact on someone somewhere. Penelope- with her independent spirit...she is just like me...GOD HELP US ALL!! Emberlee Riann will do amazing things one day...she is smart, creative, and stubborn. That's an awesome combination. Addie Mae - Good gracious.!! She is gonna be a power player one day!! I have a job that I absolutely love...there really is nothing I would rather be doing. I make Paramedics...that is pretty damn cool I think. I have a really cool dog....KoKo. Although I do think she has some minor brain damage at moments... she is an excellent snuggle buddy. I have a beautiful home that provides me with comfort and shelter. My friends are my sanity. Mitch, Brett, and Amber- you have no idea how much I rely on y'all to keep my moving in the right direction. My family- I have the most amazing father ever!! He is always there no matter how tired or how stupid my problem is. My Mommy- she is a woman of amazing strength. If you guys ever wonder where I got my stubborn attitude...it's from her! I do have to admit I got my potty mouth from my daddy though. Anyway...I choose to be happy. I choose to live life. I choose to make every moment count. I choose to remember that my problems aren't anything that is worth losing one single moment of happiness.