Hi there, readers of my mom’s blog. I’ve decided to give my mother a break from blogging and write her pondering post for her this week. When I asked her what to write about, she told me to answer the following question:

How do you stay positive all the time?

Now, being a teenager, I gave her a quick, simple answer and she told me to write about that. I’m not an expert but I’ll do my best.

The first thing you need to know is what makes you happy. Now I could give you a google (1 with 100 zeros after it. It’s a real number.) of dictionary definitions but they wouldn’t do you any good if you don’t know what happy means to you. What I want you to do is to write down what happiness means to you on a sticky note or whatever you choose. Here’s one you can use:

Do you have your definition now? I hope you do. Now to be happy all the time the first thing you have to do is become happy. You can do this by making your definition come true. Whether it means doing something, being with someone or looking at pictures of baby pandas.


Congratulations! You are now happy! Now to stay happy, do the things that make you happy as much as possible. And, as the phenomenal videoblogger Zefrank says, “Chase That Happy.”

You also want to stay away from things that make you unhappy. Now this can be as easy as cleaning a little clutter off your desk or getting a new pen but it may be harder like staying away from negative people.

I personally like to fix this problem by letting some of my happy run off on them by making them smile or laugh. If you have things in your life that can’t be fixed by that, you always ALWAYS ALWAYS need to look on the bright side of things. Their lawn is greener? Well, then have an awesome garden. The glass is half empty? No! It’s half full! I twisted my ankle and can’t dance? Well, at least I still have a leg.

Well, maybe not all of these are the best examples. But you get the idea. Choosing to be happy is what makes me stay positive. I choose the positive things that go on my personal post-it note of happiness.

I hope this post got you thinking. I would love to see your meaning of happy so please tweet me at @ShaylalaRose or leave them in the comments.