When Shit Happens, Laugh


Sometimes, life is full of shit, and in most cases, we are left with no other choice but to deal with it. The thing with shit in life is that it is mostly unexpected, and it doesn’t always have to be ours; it just happens randomly simply because we are, well, alive.

Shit happens all the time, and we need to understand that it is not always our fault. Shit still happens even if we are the nicest, kindest, the most perfect human being on earth. However, we can always choose what we do in response to it. Shit may be unpredictable and uncontrollable, but our response to it is always in our hand.

So here’s what I learned in 2020: when shit happens, laugh.

When shit happens, laugh.
Before it happens, do everything we can to prevent it; while it is ongoing, do everything we can to minimise the damage; after it happened, take action and deal with it—but always remember to laugh in the process, because laughing, instead of complaining or being grumpy, always makes it easier, even only a little bit.

Laugh, because after shit happens, there’s nothing we can do to undo—we can only deal with the aftermath. Instead of dealing with “why” and “why me”, I choose to laugh, let it go, and do my best to fix whatever it has broken. I refuse to let bad things define me; instead, I believe that my responses to anything that happens in my life define me, and that’s how I grow and become a better version of myself every time.

It is 2021 now; I don’t know what may change because to me, the year is only a chronological marker of time, but here’s to the new year spirit:

To whoever reads this,

Happy New Year!
May this year bring us joy, love, happiness, wealth, health, personal growth, everything good in life, and an abundance of luck, because even though we should not rely on pure coincidence luck, an extra of it will always be appreciated.

Cheers and good luck!
Sari

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