Three little words with so much meaning. I have a friend always posting the most inspirational, positive messages on Instragram...and I am so thankful for her. Many of them are from a website that focuses on living life happy. I love it. People are focused on so many things in this life - I believe happiness should top that list. Imagine what a world we would then have?
I have learned happiness in a choice. For 2013, I am not resolving to lose weight or make more money - I am resolving to live happy. Not that I am unhappy in 2012, but I have been in some sort of a slump. I'm saying no more to that - and I choose happiness. I choose Joy. More than anything, I choose peace. Living in a home with nearly ten people with conflicting personalities, values, beliefs, and raising children who have been raised for a portion of their lives in two different households with different "systems" is not easy. I have spent a fair share of time frustrated, hurt, or just fed up. I do not like who I am when I am living that way. So for now and for always moving forward, I choose happy. I choose to live my life the way I want, and hope that the people around me learn from that and that they choose happy too. That they choose peace, joy, and respect for themselves and others. That's all any of us really want, right? To have our feelings, our values, our hearts respected? Well I will go forward with both the assumption that those things will come if I live happy. Out with negativity, attitude, condescending language, sarcasm - all of it. In with rewarding the positive, loving my family with a peaceful voice and joyous heart. I hope that those close to me follow me in my choice - but of course, they have their own choices to make.
To any of you who make be straggling around reading..I wish you all the peace, joy, and happiness that 2013 has to offer. May you keep moving onward and upward with love in your hearts.
Happiness is derived from the way you see life;
it depends on your thoughts,
not on what you have or what you do not have.
~ Leon Brown