“Either you are happy and want to enjoy your life. Or you are self destructive and undermine things. Happy People will make things work. You are happy because you want to be, others see it as lucky. Maybe you’re both…”
This was a comment left on one of my posts from any1mark66. How very thought provoking. And I wonder… Are we really that much in charge of what we feel? Is happiness really in our hands? Can we influence it by simply deciding to be happy?Maybe, right? I guess it all comes down to how you see your life and how you handle the challenges thrown at you. You can just be there and look at them feeling overwhelmed and scared and maybe even decide to give up. But you can also look at them and see them for what they are. A challenge. A challenge that’s meant to bring you further and make you stronger.
You can look at issues in your life and slowly go under with the weight heavy on your shoulder, only seeing the negative. Or you can face those issues, acknowledge them and try solving them. And while you’re at it you look at all the good things in your life. Things that might seem little and unimportant. Or just normal. But they might just as well be so very important.
Yes, I believe that you can decide to be happy. You can decide to be appreciative of your life and the things that are good. Of course it’s important to not ignore the challenges and issues. But it’s for sure easier to face them if you have a positive outlook on your day, on your life, on what you generally have. Maybe those issues that seem so huge are suddenly not that big anymore. Maybe in the bigger picture they become small and kind of unimportant compared to everything else that works in your life.
Find those good things in your life. Pick them. Cherish them. And use them as motivation to face all the challenges waiting for you.