She was tickled pink when she realized that happiness was a choice she could make, no matter how life was treating her. – Queenisms™
We know that no one feels happy all the time. We also know that some struggle to access that feeling of happiness due to clinical depression and life circumstances. But all happiness is about choice. Not just the choice to look at life in a positive way – that’s a nice start. But the choices we make throughout our day, every day.
Do we allow anger because a driver wants to merge into our lane on the highway, or do we graciously give them space to join the road? Do we snarl at the coffee counter person because it takes too long for our order or do we breathe deeply and feel grateful they have a job and we will soon have coffee? Do we see the humanity in others or do we isolate ourselves against interactions for fear of needing to speak up for ourselves if the situation calls for it? We’re talking about being content in the world and feeling confident you have your own back. That’s the kind of happiness we can choose, with daily practice.