It’s been a few weeks since I have done a Monday Sushine post, but when I came across this photo on Pinterest (that place is marvelous. I’m not even working on my addiction to it…) I just fell in love with it and had to share. The last couple of weeks have been a little crazy and little by little I have noticed myself getting more tense, nervous, anxious, and quick to get emotional or angry. Ever since I was diagnosed with depression and have been on the path of recovery, I have noticed that sometimes, at irrational times that I can’t explain, I will have outbursts where I just feel crazy stressed or upset and I can’t control it. The last few weeks have felt a little like that for me, but when I came across this photo I just had to smile. I love Marilyn. I mean, I really, REALLY love Marilyn. She is an infamous icon of beauty and womanhood. She was sexy. She was strong. But she had a hard time with her life. It is amazing to me to see the kind of influence she has had and yet, she struggled with depression. It is a perfect demonstration of how people all suffer, they all have issues, illnesses, regrets, or other factors that impact them, but it doesn’t define WHO they are or limit what they are capable of. Sometimes these things weigh you down and it feels impossible to see the brighter side, but when that happens try to remember to keep on smiling. Life truly IS a beautiful thing, no matter how many ugly things are in it, no matter what negativity tries to taint it. Life Is Beautiful. Keep smiling, because there really is so much to smile about. Happy Monday everyone, and share some sunshine around!