I try to make it a point to remind my kids that feeling like crap gives happiness context. I am sure I have written that here before.
Someone once told me that it is good to laugh and cry at least once every day.
They might have been bi-polar so I try to adhere to that loosely. But I agree. I love to laugh. There are days when I have the expectation of misery and something will make me laugh so hard I cannot breathe. And there are times when out of nowhere I can here a song, smell something, see something… and burst into tears with a memory.
Yeh, so no I am NOT bi-polar. But I am a good crier. And a GREAT laugher.
The key is to find the right balance between the two.