I’m still learning this and everyday I work harder to choose to be happy. Life is not always what we want it to be. The world is so full of things we don’t control, but one thing we definitely DO control is our mindset. Yes it is easier to give in to circumstances. To allow ourselves to become immersed in negativity. It is okay to feel the feelings. To acknowledge that things are not what we want them to be. But once we face our reality. Once we take stock and give name to our emotions, then what?
Then there is a decision to be made.
Happiness is a choice.
When things are going every way but right, happiness can be a difficult choice to make, but we we still have the option to make it.
As I focus more on what’s right and less on what’s wrong, choosing happiness becomes easier.
So I challenge you.
Choose happiness today.
And if you already have? Then continue. And if for some reason you can’t? That’s what I’m here for. Let me help you.
As I sit here watching the leaves fall, contemplating the end of a season and the ushering in of the next; As the days shorten and darkness reaches across my yard while picking my kids up from school, I give stock to my life.
Fall tends to be the season of thoughtfulness. A beautiful lull as nature prepares for hibernation. This is the perfect time to reflect. Now is the time to look at ones accomplishments and goals and make plans.
No New Year Resolutions but Now Determinations.
As each leaf detaches itself and floats upon the breeze before settling upon the ground, I enumerate a goal achieved, an opportunity presented, a path yet trodden. So I urge you, take hold of that leaf, a symbolism of opportunity, as it flutters by, offering you a promise of possibilities.
In that moment before it comes to rest upon the ground lies a choice, to either participate or spectate. Thoughts and plans without actions are merely uncaught leaves floating upon the breeze waiting for someone willing to give chase, to grasp what could be, for someone ready and willing to pursue their destiny.