Some people think it is strange to hear that being happy is a choice. They believe the right things must happen at just the right time in order to be happy. They believe to be happy they should be free from unfortunate circumstances and unwanted situations. In other words, the belief is that happiness comes when everything is going their way. While it is true things or stuff can make people happy, they are not required for happiness.
Happiness is not something that just happens to us. We have to make the decision to be happy no matter what obstacles or circumstances come our way. It would be lovely to wake up to great occurrences every day, but this is not the case. Among good days we have bad ones as well as those that are just okay. Think about the positive people you know. They keep a smile on their face even when they go through bad situations. These people recognize and have learned that happiness is a choice.
Happiness is a choice to believe there is sunshine after the rain. It is the choice to turn negatives into positives. It is the choice to believe no matter how dark a situation appears to be, there will be light.
Choosing to be happy is not always easy. There are times in life when it is very difficult to be happy and it is natural to allow other emotions to take over. When we choose to be happy our circumstances have no control over us, we become better, stronger, and make the most of life, no matter what comes our way.
“But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.” Psalm 68:3 KJV