Do what makes you smile, be happy and live it all up

By Abigail Keefe
February 28, 2002

In a world filled with animosity, hate, sorrow and many other melancholy emotions, there are a lot of other emotions I sometimes forget that we as human beings are capable of expressing. From time to time I begin to think I don’t make enough time for all of the good emotions and only allow the bad emotions to be present in my everyday life. I have to wonder then, why don’t I make more time for things that make me happy? But then again, at times I forget what it is that makes me happy to begin with.

I sit back and look in on my own life thinking, what is it? What is it that will make me happy or excited, maybe even proud and strong? What is it that I have to do?

Have you ever just wanted to go do a certain something because you know it will make you feel a certain way? You remember how good you feel during and after you do something that is good for your mind, body and soul that you just want to keep doing whatever it is that makes you smile.

Well here comes the part where I plan to tell you about all of the things that make me feel like a better and healthier person. Telling everyone how I feel will make me smile.

First of all I want to hear all of my favorite songs and all of my favorite CDs and I want to hear them all the time. So I play them. I want people to stop fighting unless it’s about something really important. I wish people would stop complaining about everything and stand up and take some action instead.

The one thing that would really make my day would be to go on a random road trip. I just want to get into a car and go down south somewhere. Or possibly a tropical island. Why the hell not, right? Just pack up and go somewhere whenever I felt like it and stay for however long I want or until the money runs out. Sometime after I get back from the trip and before I die, I want to write a book about my life.

I defiantly want to go fishing, that would finally settle the internal issue I have within myself as to whether or not fishing is boring or not.

The one thing I do love to do that makes me feel so calm is to open all of the windows on a rainy day and crawl into bed with a good book or movie.

I love to go walking or running too, it relieves all of my stress and makes me laugh. I love to voice my opinion and tell people how I really feel. That makes me feel independent and slightly powerful and important. Right after that I would like to say that I like to just chill with my friends and do what we do best because it’s always a good time with the girls.

I want to write a little letter to all the advertising company’s that use women as sex symbols and disrespect their womanly beauty to sell products. I want to tell them that they suck and that they are teaching the young women today that they have to portray a certain image to be accepted in society.

Well the list of all the things that I do and think that make me happy and smile could go on forever. What is most important here is that I want to stress the fact that we need to take time out to do things good for us. Life is too short and apparently we aren’t going to live forever. Live it up. Live it all up till you can’t do it any more.

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Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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