Thought to Ponder : Smile through the bull


"There's gonna be some stuff you gonna see that's gonna make it hard to smile in the future, but through whatever you see, through all the rain and all the pain, you gotta keep your sense of humor. You gotta be able to smile through all this bullsh*t."
-2Pac



Lord knows I am trying. Always one of optimism, but that has really been compromised lately. Constantly trying to remind myself to remain "fearless of the shadows because that means there's a light nearby." Just when I thought the storm was over a volcano erupts that reminds me I'm not too far removed.

So everybody, take the time to smile this weekend. Whether things are good, but especially when things are bad, SMILE!

36 comments

WiZ October 24, 2008 at 2:25 PM

thanks for the words of wisdom. i try to smile everyday and is true...a lot of bullshit around

MzInspiredMind81 October 24, 2008 at 2:29 PM

The best thing I've heard all day. We all definitely need to be reminded of this! Have a great weekend...

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Just Jasmine October 24, 2008 at 2:49 PM

first i must say sucka for love is my shit. now let me finish the post....

I did this all this week. Lord knows i wanted to just sit in bed and mope all week but i put one foot in front of the other and plastered a smile on my face.

have a good weekend

Remember teh game is on tonight

OG, The Original Glamazon October 24, 2008 at 2:55 PM

Keep that attitude, you gotta go throug to get to as in go through some bullshyt to get to your happy space, not all the time but sometimes!

Keep it positive!!

-OG

nikki October 24, 2008 at 3:05 PM

that's right...there IS a light nearby! just keep shining that positive light on the shadows and they disappear!

i'll be smiling this weekend, for myself and for you. take care of yourself, and i hope you're able to rejuvenate for next week.

Skinny Black Girl October 24, 2008 at 3:34 PM

This is hands down my favorite Pac quote (and favorite Pac song, for that matter.)

Beautifully.Conjured.Up October 24, 2008 at 4:21 PM

I got to be honest...I didn't read a word you wrote, for all I saw was fine ass Tupac...

Now I'm about to read what you wrote.

Keith October 24, 2008 at 4:25 PM

That's right EB, keep your sense of humor, but more important,keep your sense of self, of who you are.
Smile, when it's hard to smile..and
you'll wade through all of the adversity and be all the better for it.

PS- Thanks for cleaning up the mess I made on your post yesterday.
(sorry)

Thoughts of a Southern gal October 24, 2008 at 4:33 PM

It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile. Or something like that.

When you are going through things remember you are going through b/c you are closer than you think.

kay* October 24, 2008 at 4:42 PM

great post - i hope things turnaround for you :) i often try to remember this but it's hard.

The Flyyest October 24, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Thanx..I needed that!!!! :)

Tupac always dropped knowledge

Charles October 24, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Hey Eb...you gonna smile through another Cowboy's loss?? I kid, I kid...

faith October 24, 2008 at 5:35 PM

man, i soooo needed this. this week has just been trying. i cannot figure it out and i don't know how to fix it but i haven't tried smiling.

1/3 October 24, 2008 at 6:38 PM

Thanks for the optimism eb:-) hopr you enjoy your weekend:-)

MP October 24, 2008 at 10:46 PM

you sound like you have been going thru a lot these last few posts. Keep ya head up mama! xoxo

The F$%K it List October 24, 2008 at 11:02 PM

I needed that today. I'm going to smile through it all.

but girl what happen with you? not you know who, I hope!

Eb the Celeb October 24, 2008 at 11:11 PM

@emeritus - something I am going to keep to myself until it all works out... I'd rather share a testimony than a trial

@keith - yeah on this new layout for some reason the comment box doesn't have the delete function... you have to click on the title of the post and then it takes you to all the comments in the post

@f it list - no not semipro... no men problems currently at the moment...

R. Fitzgerald October 24, 2008 at 11:29 PM

whatever happened, happened for a reason. try and make the best of it.
have a good weekend.

holla

Smarty Jones October 25, 2008 at 10:18 AM

That's what's up Eb. I am going through too, girl. I say we both pray our way through while we're smiling.
I'll make a deal with you, you pray for me and I'll pray for you. We'll get through it and we'll be stronger for it, I promise.

Super Dave Van Buren October 25, 2008 at 10:47 AM

So true. You gotta smile and take the time to enjoy life. Otherwise you will just be depressed.

The Black Kat October 25, 2008 at 1:48 PM

Hang in there, Eb! Troubles don't last always. Trust... better days are ahead. Especially when you're still able to smile through the bs. Chin up, sis!

One Ten October 25, 2008 at 3:21 PM

I needed to read that......thank you so much for those encouraging words!

Miss Definitely Maybe October 25, 2008 at 4:42 PM

I learnt that the world doesnt stop simply cause im unhappy.....so I also learnt that just because im unhappy coz of one part of my life (ie work or love life or family) it cant stop me from being happy in the other parts of my life.......when work is crap i make sure i have an amazing time with my friends, when my friendships suck i take comfort in my work and family, when all those suck i take comfort in my faith.....thats how i 'smile' in the face of adversity

Few Redeeming Qualities.... October 25, 2008 at 9:21 PM

i appreciate the encouragement. i need all i ca get.

B-More BAP October 26, 2008 at 1:27 AM

I feel you Eb! I need some real motivation these days. Thanks for this!!

Glennisha Morgan October 27, 2008 at 12:14 AM

Oooo Lawd that quote is sooo relevant right now.

Ms. Bar B: October 27, 2008 at 12:40 AM

Can definitely feel this right now. Thanks for making me smile =)

brightstarr October 27, 2008 at 2:42 PM

I'm SO feeling this post right about now. Thanks girl.

Hey Shae! October 27, 2008 at 7:03 PM

Girl, just the photo makes me smile. Thanks for that pic.

T. Michelle Theus October 30, 2008 at 1:43 AM

I hear you...I've been back & forth for the last couple of weeks. Keep ya head up, girlie.

Diana Boss October 30, 2008 at 10:39 AM

It's hard to always be the optmistic type but in the end it pays off. Keep your head head up and push through!

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