Happiness is a Choice”
What would it take to make you happy? Think about your answer for a moment.
Now, I know some of you think that if you only had this or that particular
thing you’d be happy. Others believe that if you were only in love with
someone wonderful who loved you back, then you’d be happy. And there are
probably still others who believe that if God would work a miracle and cure
you or someone you love of an illness, that would make you happy.
But I want to tell you something. Happiness is a choice you make, not
something that does or doesn’t happen to you. You can choose to be happy
right now, no matter what you have or don’t have.
The first step is gratitude. If you develop and heighten your powers of
appreciation by focusing on the beauty in your life instead of the
imperfections, you will be halfway there. I guarantee that you will see an
abundance of beauty in your life, regardless of your surroundings or
circumstances, if you will only look for it.
Once you can see it – appreciate it! Not just intellectually – let it give
you real joy. You see, the time to be happy is now, the place to be happy
is here, and the reasons to be happy are all around you. So what are you