Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"Happy"



Blogging Friends.... Last week, Robert Downey Jr. was being interviewed. On some special program, not Oprah or Ellen DeGeneres. The one-hour Web show began like this. Interviewer: Hi Robert. How you doing? Robert Downey Jr.: Happy. First off, Robert Downey Jr. spoke that one word with pure sincerity. He was not joking!! Because Robert Downey Jr., is, indeed, happy!! And, you know what? For a man who was the absolute opposite of "happy" throughout much of his adult life, nothing pleases me more than to hear him say that word!! Nothing pleases me more. Interviewer: Hi Robert. How you doing? Robert Downey Jr.: Happy. I love, love, love that answer!! It is so different from the normal "good", "okay", or "great". But, then again. Who can expect "normal" from an eccentric like Robert Downey Jr.? Enough said!! From here on forth, I wish to follow suit with Robert. If anybody were to ask me the question of "How are you doing?" {Unless I am suffering through another roller coaster ride mood swing!!} I'm going to answer with one word. "Happy.". Because I am!! I'm happy and grateful!! See, I have an agenda for myself this week. Never mind that it is nearly half over already!! I am going to share with my family Little Miss Secretive Writing Project!! Why haven't I already, you may ask? Twain reasons. One. An obstacle which is a deeply personal secret. I have kept it for over one decade. {Eleven years and two days. But who's counting?} It is going in Little Miss Secretive Writing Project, because I haven't a choice. And, two. Pride. Yes, it seems that God is attempting to work in me humility, even though I did not realize that I needed it!! Well, this week, I must swallow that stubborn pride, "get over myself", and move forward!! Because I am moving forward with life. I'm accepting and embracing my "terrible privilege{s}". Oh, and, how am I doing? One word. "Happy".    



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 comments:

scotsmad said...

Feel blessed when you can honestly reply 'Happy.'

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Molly The Wally said...

Happy days to you. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Priscilla Phang said...

We are happy for you too!

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I am very glad you are happy Raelyn. You are right, sometimes we have no choice but to make the best of our life nomatter what the hurdles are in front of us.
Lynne x

Raelyn said...

Daisy, Bella & Roxy....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"Feel blessed when you can honestly reply 'Happy.'". That is great advice, Friend!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thanks for the comment!!
Happy days to YOU, Friend!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Priscilla....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Happy day!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"Sometimes we have no choice but to make the best of our life no matter what the hurdles are in front of us.". That's right.... ;op

Alison said...

Hey there Raelyn! I'm back to the blogging world after a long long break hehe. I thought of you when I went to see Iron Man 3. :)

finnhoward said...

Have you seen that movie, "We Bought a Zoo"? There is a scene between a father and a son and the father tells him he wants him to be happy. And the son says, "What's so special about being happy?" And the father says, "Because you're happy!" It's a funny exchange. Being happy is really important - it will rub off on the people around you. I try to smile randomly during the day just to force myself to find something good when I wouldn't ordinarily. Hope you have a very happy Wednesday!

Raelyn said...

Alison!!
Hey, welcome back, Friend!! I missed you!! I do mean that!! ;)
You thought of me when you saw "Iron Man 3"? You're sweet. That was a fun movie, huh? ;op

Raelyn said...

Finn....
Thank-you for the comment!!
I have seen "We Bought A Zoo"!! And I forgot all about that scene!! ;-}
"Being happy is really important - it will rub off on the people around you. I try to smile randomly during the day just to force myself to find something good when I wouldn't ordinarily.". That is great!! ;op

3 doxies said...

Hahahahaha, dis is so funny cuz we was gettin' readies to tells you we seen a picture of Robert Downey Jr from da Golden Globes 20 years ago and then anudder one dis year. They was side by side and dang does he evers look more finer today than 20 years ago. Anyways, when we seen it we thoughted of you and couldn't wait to tells bouts it.

Puddles

Raelyn said...

Puddles....
Thank-you for the comment!!
You saw back-to-back "time-lapse" pictures of RDJ from the Golden Globes?! Cool!! Yes, RDJ does look so much better now than he did 20 years ago.... Sobriety does that!! ;-D
Thanks for sharing!! ;op