“The business of being happy requires making a conscious choice. People think being happy will just happen to them someday, if only they do this or that right. But it doesn’t – you have to choose it. You choose happiness, you don’t wait for it to choose you.” ~Bethenny Frankel
“IF I can only get finished, I’ll be happy…IF I get this job promotion, I’ll be happy…IF the person I like asks me out…I’ll be happy…”
We can literally “If” ourselves right out of happiness! The truth of the matter is, there is no tomorrow. There is no someday. There is no faraway, distant, magical future that’s going to suddenly flip the switch on our happy. There is only HERE & NOW. This moment. This day. This hour. Your beautiful, wonderful, fantastical life is staring you in the face…waiting for you to stop wishing it away and start LIVING it. Sometimes I feel like we treat happiness like that kid in gym class who we always picked last for the kickball team (and I know, because I was always that kid.) We choose fear first, we choose hate first, we choose misery first, we choose unforgiveness first…but the only way we’re ever going to kick “BUT’s” is if we ardently, passionately, exuberantly choose HAPPINESS!
Today: You’re up. It’s your turn to pick teams. Will you go on debating and waiting and hesitating, or will you choose this moment to make HAPPINESS your #1 draft pick? Remember: It’s a lot more fun to win, when you’re doing it with a grin.