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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Happy AND Sad

Every spring, it's always an amazing sight to see buds on the trees but yet snow on the mountains.  (Can you see the mountains in the background? It's kind of hard to tell) In fact, here in Salt Lake City it seems to have snowed the last week in April for the last few years I've lived here! Just because there are buds doesn't mean the snow is gone for good.

I'm amazed that two completely different things can exist at the same time.  When I think about this, I think about the feelings and thoughts that go through my head.  About how one moment I am hurt, angry and feeling like the pain will never end and then the next moment I can actually feel like my life is good and feel the love I have with my husband.  Two completely different feelings kind of playing tug-a-war inside my mind and heart and they can change back and forth in an instant.
I haven't read the book The Perks of Being A Wallflower, but I found this quote from it:
Of course I would prefer to be happy.  Who wouldn't?  But I also know that we could not know true happiness without feeling the sad, which makes it hard to not be grateful for the sad.  I'm just tired of the back and forth.  Can I just be TRULY happy for a long stretch of time? That's all I ask.


Anonymous said...

I just barely watched this movie - haven't read the book. And honestly, I don't even recall if this quote was in the movie - but I think so. A beautiful movie! You should check it out.

Anonymous said...

I actually liked the movie too (haven't read the book either). It was kind of sad, but thought provoking. It's so true that life is full of sadness and happiness. The older I get, the more I see fuller versions of both. Unfortunatley, I think that's what life is all about, the good and the bad. It's Satan's plan to only have it one way. After all, the happiness is so much sweeter when you've just crawled out of sadness.
It's like tasting something really sweet and yummy after dieting all week. It tastes so much better! Ok- bad analogy, but I think you get the point.

Anonymous said...

I also haven't read the book, but I watched the movie. It was a cute movie, and something I could relate to.

I also agree that if we were all going to Disneyland every weekend, then Disneyland wouldn't be that exciting or cool. That's why we only go once a year if that.

Same goes with happiness and sadness. I feel a lot of sadness in my life- as does any individual. Sometimes we experience sadness about other things- not necessarily our marriages, but still heart wrenching sadness. When we experience happiness about the sad things we are experiencing, it makes the happy moment that much sweeter. Enjoy the happy and the sad!!

Elizabeth T said...

Thanks for your comments. All anonymous YOU's. ;) Anonymous blog, anonymous commenters. Go figure. ;)

I agree that as we get older, we see fuller versions of both. I love the way you worded that.

Well, I guess I better read the book and then see the movie (always has to be the book first). Glad to know you liked the movie!