Everyone gets sad. It’s inevitable, life won’t always run smoothly for you. When you get sad, it feels (to be overly dramatic) like you’ve forgotten what happy feels like. It’s so so important that you don’t let it become overwhelming, though. So, bottle up all those happy moments you had beforehand, as impossible as that seems in the midst of it all.
While everything might looks helpless, the world is genuinely a beautiful place. Look outside, look at the blue sky, or the way the rain runs down your windows as if the drops are racing each other. Imagine what that bird feels like, with the sky endless in front of them. Or how that cat feels, lounging around and being adored by everyone it meets.
Get your favourite album and play it LOUD, sing along to all the words (even that fast rap; I know you can do it, you nerd). Dance around the room, and let yourself get carried away in the moment. Or read a book that makes you laugh out loud, even if you’ve read it a hundred times before. Quote that one line in that one movie as the character says it along with you (“to me, you are perfect”). You’re allowed to do something just for the sake of doing it, even if you are ignoring your responsibilities for a couple of hours! You deserve a break.
When you’re with the people that make you happy, shut out everything else. Laugh at the stupid joke, and yes, make it an inside joke that brings tears to all your eyes every time you say that one word. Let your loved one love you, and cuddle up to them, and kiss them in the rain like you’re in a movie. You can’t predict what your friends or your family or whoever is going to say that’s going to make you happy, so embrace every part of the moment. They love you, they really do, and when the world comes crashing down around you remember that they loved you when you were at that place for dinner and catching up after way too long. They loved you when they trusted you with that one bit of vulnerability, whether it was a secret or just an admission, and they’ll love you if you do the same to them. I’m still learning this, but trust me, it’s true.
If you’re happy, BE HAPPY. Take every moment and cherish it, because that sadness is coming, and it’s not going to stay forever. You’re happy RIGHT NOW, and if you’re not, you will be soon. Don’t be afraid to let yourself give into that happiness.