Is Happiness Chasing You?

My quote this morning was this:  Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.  Hafiz  cute_little_bluebird_of_happiness_cartoon_bird_0515-1003-1906-0159_SMU

I love that quote because it speaks so well what I learned many, many years ago and that is simply that happiness is completely in our control, our choice.  We decide our attitude everyday, we decide our guiding emotions…Did someone cut you off in traffic, did your coffee you spent $4.00 on taste terrible, was someone rude to you when you got to work?  All of these kinds of things can set you up for “well I guess this is how my day is going to go” syndrome.  We can choose to let those kinds of things dictate our attitude and joy (or lack thereof) the rest of the day or we can choose to realize that our very existence on this big blue ball is a miracle and all those little thing really do not merit wasting time being upset or mad.

I know I have no ‘rewind’ on my life or the precious moments I am given.  I would rather not let the petty moments, the little hiccups decide my day for me, and instead, choose to be that person that finds joy as much as I possibly can throughout my day and have people in my life feel my joy, my peace and thus, find some for themselves…that is my choice.  Happiness is not chasing me, it found me a long time ago.

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