Blip: /blip/ n. A temporary phenomenon; a brief departure from the normal
Last week we had a minor setback with Evan. He has been doing really well overall, but he got pretty aggressive at school, and I have to admit, I felt like I got hit in the gut when I read the report from the teacher.
I had remembered talking to a friend of mine, explaining the ups and downs we had been experiencing over the last few years, and she said something that really stuck with me…happiness happens in blips. I realized, so does everything else.
One of my personal goals is to struggle less and be content more. Some days that’s easier than others. One thing is true though, if you’re not happy with what’s going on in your life, just wait. It’s a blip. While some blips last longer than others, everything happens in blips.
As I started to get stressed out last week about Evan, I found myself making little “blip” noises. Some might call me crazy. I would prefer to think of myself as mentally hilarious.
If you aren’t feeling very happy, satisfied, or content, look for blips of happiness. If you’re feeling angry, frustrated, or overwhelmed, look for blips of relief and realize that this too shall pass. No one is always happy or never happy. Happiness, just like sadness, and just about every other emotion happens in little blips. We get to choose which blips we focus on.