“Happiness is not something that you get in life, happiness is something that you bring to life.” -Wayne Dyer
Life is amazing. This is something I wholeheartedly believe, but I have not always felt this way. In the past, I have let myself become overwhelmed with the bad things in life and forgotten about all of the wonderful things. You don’t have to let this happen to you.
For years, I went through many struggles with my health. I was miserable; I thought there was no way my life could get any worse. I hated life, and I was very unhappy. What I didn’t realize was that while I was going through all of the bad things, great things were becoming part of my life. The great things would have never have been there if it weren’t for the bad ones. I just had to look for them.
Happiness is a choice. You can either choose to have a negative attitude, and let yourself be miserable, or choose to be happy, and find a love for everything life has to offer. “Keep choosing happiness daily and happiness will keep choosing you back” (Fawn Weaver). When you start each day with happiness in mind, your entire day can be amazing. If you start out your day with a plan to stay positive, be happy and enjoy your life, there is a good chance you will have an incredible day. However, the opposite is also true. If you think you are going to have a bad day, your negative attitude will probably ensure it will be one.
If you feel like your life has nothing good, and there is no way to love it, you are wrong. No matter what situation you are in, it is possible to find happiness. As Charles Spurgeon once said, “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” Life can bring many hardships, but a cloud always has a silver lining. Too often, we become consumed by the big, bad, horrible stuff and forget to look for the small, everyday miracles. These are what make the bad things worth it.
Life is great. I love my life, even if it is nowhere near perfect. Happiness can come from the smallest things and can make you forget about your struggles, even if it is just for a little while. You only have one life. Don’t waste it.
“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there is so much to smile about.” -Marilyn Monroe