With the first annual International Happiness Day taking place today (check it out for more info: www.InternationalHappinessDay.com) I am thinking about happiness today. What does it take for us to be really happy in life? How can we create more genuine happiness for ourselves and for those around us?
Most of us want to be happy; at least we say we do. So much of what we strive for in life are things we assume will make us happy – love relationships, goals, fitness, money, new experiences, and more. While there is nothing wrong with any of these things in and of themselves, as we all know, none of them will make us happy.
Happiness is a choice and we have the opportunity to make that choice anytime, any day, and for any reason. We don’t have to wait for things to “turn out” or to be perfect, which they almost never do anyway. We can make a conscious choice at any moment to be happy.
Today, see if you can choose to be happy – not just because it’s International Happiness Day (although that is as a good of a reason as any), but because being happy is something we have the power to create and the more we choose to be happy the easier it becomes.