Choosing Joy. Happiness is a choice that we need to make. Happiness or lasting happiness is something that needs to be worked at. I confess choosing joy is something that I struggle with. I like to give so many excuses. I can’t be happy right now because I’m not at my most fit. I can’t be happy right now because my business isn’t performing how I want it to. I can’t be happy right now because wasn’t perfect today. There are so many excuses I give myself telling me that I can’t be happy. As I write it out I know It’s ridiculous, but it honestly is what happens in my head. This year I am trying to choose to be happy regardless of the fact that life is messy and I am not perfect.
The truth is that I have a choice. I can choose how I will react to what happens to me. I can choose to be angry, upset, blue or I can choose to enjoy the many blessings I have and move forward.
I know it’s going to take time to get me to change my thinking. I also know that it is possible. That slowly I can turn my natural reaction to be one of joy and gratitude than disappointment and frustration.
So this year I’m trying to actively choose happiness. It’s something that will not only benefit me but the lives of my family as well.
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