When Salt Lick Lessons was a new site Shannon, my mom, wrote a post called In Defense of a Happy Blog. Now I am going to tell you my side of the story, In Defense of a Happy Blog Part B, about why we write Salt Lick Lessons.
I get that people might think it’s silly or pointless to talk about positivity because really, how can you be happy all the time? I personally have struggled with depression and I am, in fact, on the downhill side of what is hopefully the end of an almost two and a half year long run with it.
So if you ask me about happiness I will be the first person to tell you that being happy and positive can be really crazy difficult. The ideal concept of “happy” is kind of over the top too. The media tell us we need to poop rainbows and see sunshine and daisies all the time. Real happiness is not being a smiley robot all the time and showing the world that nothing is ever wrong.
Shit happens and sometimes life just sucks.
That is exactly why we write this blog. I can say with a lot of certainty that it’s the consistent little things you do or the little things that happen that can make the biggest difference. Truth be told, it’s the small, seemingly insignificant things that truly make us happy. Sometimes it’s the way a person words something that lets you know what you need (that you didn’t know you needed). If nothing else, maybe their message lightened up a huge weight in your chest for a few minutes.
We write this blog because no one is positive and on their A Game all the time, but being able to talk about that is crucial. Being able to share experience, love, kindness, and a laugh is sometimes the best and most helpful thing you can do for someone. Sometimes simply letting someone know their experience can be different than it is and that they aren’t alone can be huge.
And you know what . . . it’s always good to share dessert and drink recipes. 😉
We write a positivity blog because we believe that everyone, no matter who they are or where they are, should be able to access something positive all day, any day. We know the power of what we are doing and we believe in it with all of our hearts. That is why we write Salt Lick Lessons.
Glad you’re here.