*Disclosure: I was provided with a story shirt and asked to share my story with you. All of these opinions are my own, and were in no way influenced by another person.
Be happy. What makes you happy?
Meet my Happy. Isn’t he a hunk? He’s also needy, messy, he eats a LOT of groceries and he really likes his breakfast early. (Like before the crack of dawn early!)
Let me back up a bit and explain. Several months ago I was feeling anxious and stressed and maybe even a little depressed about so many things, things that were out of my control. You might have experienced similar feelings. I felt like I was having a hard time finding my happy (any happy) among all of the noise and sadness in the world. So what’s a girl to do?
I adopted a mule. That whole sentence sounds odd and probably completely crazy to some (it even still sounds completely crazy to me!) but here’s the thing. It’s not really about adopting a mule. It was about finding a place to put my energy, something that brings me joy, finding an outlet that feeds my happy, taking on something that needed me.
And boy oh boy did he need me. He was literally bound for Mexico on a slaughter truck. I heard his story, and decided that with all of the things in the world that I couldn’t fix, I actually could fix this. And you know what, he has brought me so much happiness and joy. . . and lots and lots of kisses!
And a great reminder that happiness really is a choice and that sometimes (my dear grandmother was right!) helping others is really the very best way to help yourself. (mules included!)
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The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.