Happiness is a choice, and now, more than ever, we should all lean on its shoulders. The world will sometimes break us down, but it’s up to us to rebuild stronger. Brick by brick. Moment by moment, because we can.
What we choose to see, what we choose to believe, and what we choose to project becomes our ethos. We ultimately become what we choose to manifest. Hate life? Watch out – it might hate you back. Hate your job? With that mentality, you’ll never escape the negativity.
And so on it goes, into our relationships, our well being, and our overall mindset. What we choose to think – to believe – directly affects our quality of life. It directly impacts how we live, how we react, who we choose to spend our time with, what we choose to accept and tolerate, and how far we’re willing to go in order to make a change for the better.
You see, happiness is a choice. It’s not a guarantee or a foregone conclusion. And as such, it’s essentially never set in stone; money won’t buy it, good genes won’t cultivate it, and a great job won’t secure it. We do.
And it only happens when we decide to pursue it, embrace it, accept it, live it, project it, and lastly, manifest it.
In life, gratitude is the name of the game. Every single day – live it, embody it, reflect it. There is much to be thankful for.
Why does it seem like it’s easier to break stuff than to rebuild it? One of the easiest things to do is sabotage your spirit; the dismantling of confidence, self esteem, and self worth really just takes a few hard hitting comments. The damage is done after that.
We often beat ourselves up more than anyone else that we know.
But with anything, there’s always hope. There’s always a day where we can look at our lives and ourselves and say “enough”, even if that day comes time and again. So pick it up, get up, and get to moving in the right direction. You can do it.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that bring us the most peace.
To remind us that we’re just as alive when the cold hits as we are when we’re showered with sunlight.
Don’t try to fit into a box. Don’t confine yourself to those walls…break out of the damn thing altogether.
Who we are today…this version…is the one that we need to be concerned with the most. How can we improve upon today so that tomorrow can be better? Living in the past keeps us trapped in a bubble, preventing us from finding any sort of forward momentum.
We expect a lot from other people. We sometimes expect others to bring their A game to the table….to be better friends, companions, coworkers, or family members. But are we doing the same? If we’re going to expect these behaviors from other people, we’ve got to first develop them in ourselves.
Don’t fear the storms…embrace them. Don’t curse the storms…respect them. Be well, and thanks for reading.
Start the week off positively…and continue that enthusiasm until the week’s end. Every day counts (not just Friday)! Thanks for reading.