You can make life happen and life can happen to you. For most of us, it is usually a combination of both. It is making decisions to achieve a desired outcome, or it is going with the flow to see what happens, which is also a decision. However, this is more of a conscious decision to relinquish control.
So, life is a series of decisions, a series of choices where even your happiness can be a choice. You may wonder in the worst of times how can happiness be a choice? Well, it is. It is the choice to see the silver lining, to see the light at the end of the tunnel, to notice the rose in the concrete and to be optimistic. It is a choice to embrace positivity no matter how elusive it seems in that moment.
A dear friend recently lost a loved one. As I inquired about their well-being they told me, “…at least he isn’t in pain anymore.” Instead of focusing on their grief, which was evident, they instead focused on their loved one’s relief. They made a choice to focus on the positive to aid in their healing instead of the latter, which would have only added to their sadness. In that moment they were deeply saddened, but their choice to see the positive in a negative situation will help to lead them back to their happiness.
Sometimes happiness is all consuming, and sometimes it is measured in moments. Nevertheless, embrace it no matter when it comes. When you make the decision to think positively you are deciding to choose happiness.
What is something seemingly small or simple that makes you happy? Why?
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