I found this great article about choosing to be happy. In life, there will always be pain and sorrow. But what is not always going to be there is happiness. Happiness is a personal decision that we make at every moment in our life. You can choose to be happy or unhappy.
Have you ever heard someone say,”I’m just not happy?” Or have you ever wondered why you just can’t seem to find happiness? Why does happiness tend to elude so many of us?
Happiness is something you have to choose to be. A person can have all the money in the world, and still unable to acquire what it is they really want. A person can be surrounded by all of his friends and loved ones, and still be lonely.
A person can be forced to eat bugs to survive, stuck in a cold, wet prison cell, and still be happy. The happy person has gratefully accepted his surroundings, and has found some good or greater meaning in it, making the experience more pleasurable. Choose to be happy with what you have, by being mindful of the moment, and recognizing the potential it may have.
Getting into the habit of being happy is easy. The first step is to appreciate your blessings, and see the good or greater meaning of things.