Happiness is a Choice

Happiness is a choice.

Let me repeat that:  Happiness is a choice.  You are the only person who can choose to make you happy.  Or unhappy.

You are responsible for your happiness.  Or unhappiness.  You are responsible.  You are solely responsible.  The choice is yours, and your alone.

If you expect others to make you happy, you will be disappointed.

If you expect money or possessions to make you happy, you will be disappointed.

If you expect a relationship to make you happy, you will be disappointed.

If you expect a job promotion to make you happy, you will be disappointed.

If you expect your religion to make you happy, you will be disappointed.

You are responsible for your happiness.  Or unhappiness.  You are solely responsible.

Happiness has nothing to do with what others say or do, even if it feels like it does.

Happiness is not something that we gain by the praise of others, or lose because of their criticism.  Happiness comes from within ourselves.  We always get to choose

We can begin to be happy any minute we want, simply by making the decision to be happy.  Make that decision now.  Decide you will be a happy person from now on.

But once you have made the decision to be a happy person, then do whatever is necessary to remain happy. Happiness is a marathon, not a sprint.  It will take some practice, but you will get there if you just continue to put one foot in front of the other and continue moving towards it.

In fact, you will become very happy just by trying.

That is the truth.

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