There is much debate on the secret of happiness. I have heard many thoughts and opinions on the subject. But it’s not always relevant to me. And sometimes, even seems extremely disconnected from me and my situation. (You just don’t know what I am going through or you don’t know what it’s like to have my life)
I have been around some VERY unhappy people. And I am sad for them. Because most of the very unhappy people I have been around don’t have to be that unhappy. In fact, some of the MOST happy people that I have been around are the ones that in my opinion should be angry and sad….But they are quite opposite. I can picture in my mind one person in particular who was in constant, horrible pain, all day, every day. The man that was suffering in ways I could not imagine on the inside. But he was bursting with joy and there was a beautiful light of happiness on his face. He would tell everyone he met. I Get to Be Happy! So, why not be Happy!
I am sure that he would choose not to be in pain if he had the chance. I am positive he has had some very low moments. I do not doubt for one minute that he questioned God, “Why?” at some point. But after each of those moments of questionable happiness, he accepted where he was and saw the good things in his life and chose to be happy.
In general, I try to be a happy person. I don’t like negativity. I have my moments. I am definitely NOT Perfect. But I have learned something in the ups and downs of the last few years… It’s that I get to CHOOSE! I don’t get to choose the situations or trials or circumstances, (God does that part) But I DO get to choose my attitude!
Every Single Day was made by God.
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” -Psalm 118:24
Guess what… You GET to be happy today! It’s your choice. Need help with your attitude? Pray. Talk to God. It’s okay to ask Him questions and to be a little upset and even angry. But it’s not ok to run from Him. Don’t let your attitude drive you away from the one who loves you the most!
And if you still need a little help smiling… Here are some sweet boys with some awesome smiles! They always get me smiling again!