Things That Make Me Smile

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There’s plenty of negative things that can ruin a day. For example, you could receive bad news, lose something that’s important to you, get into an argument, etc. BUT there are also plenty of positive things that can turn your day around for the better. These positive things don’t even have to be out of the ordinary; they can be something that makes you happy every day!

For today’s post, I wanted to share a list of some of my favorite things. Then, whenever I’m feeling low, I can look back on this list and appreciate some of the smaller things in my life that can be easy to overlook. Hopefully, some of these things will get a smile from you as well! If not, why not come up with your own list? I think it can be helpful to write down things that make you happy!

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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The other day at work, I noticed that there were blue and green balloons that were tied to some of the chairs. Attached to them were laminated cards that said either “Someone dies from an eating disorder every 62 minutes” or “Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate out of any mental illnesses” for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

While yes, spreading awareness is always a good thing, I felt like there was so much more information that could’ve been put on these cards. I’ve never been diagnosed with an eating disorder, but in high school I struggled with a negative relationship with food. I lost a lot of weight and developed unhealthy habits. It was one of the most miserable times in my life. I was stuck in an endless cycle of going to school, doing homework, and going to work.

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