The primary theme for this blog is that looking for the good & the great in everyone & everything will help you come away from every interaction & experience a better person, that the way you approach it and your outlook shapes what you come away with and your perspective on life and happiness. In a world where the bad gets all the headlines, taking control of how you react to what happens to you is, I believe, the difference between a life fulfilled vs unfulfilled.

I believe you can truly choose to be happy. Bad things happen to people all the time. Unfortunately many of those times, it’s good people to which those bad things are happening. But that does not make us special; cos bad things happen to everyone. How we deal with what happens, how we choose to move our lives forward, how we can get past the bad things that have happened to help those around us and ourselves – how we deal with all of that, with life – now that can truly make us special.

Do we make things happen; are we the controller of our destiny? Or do things happen to us; are we the victim to circumstance? I choose the former; and therefore, I choose to be happy.

I posed the question to my family and friends what was the single most favourite and/or significant moment of their lives. For me, I was given an opportunity for a second chance in life.

12/22/08 at 7:30a the fraction of a second before I was hit by a car. I lived my entire life in the blink of an eye and in a series of slow-moving polaroid pictures saw every single person that I ever loved and who loved me. When I woke up, I woke up with a smile knowing that I had lived a good life, but that greater things were in store for me. Three years later on that very same day, my niece Beatrix was born. For obvious reasons, that date is the most important day of the year for me and guides my every decision. Not every person is given a second chance at the things they want to accomplish in life. I wake up every day knowing that each day is a gift given to me.

Something I read this morning that I thought was wonderful I wanted to share… Believe it or not (and I believe it), you truly can choose to be happy.


2 thoughts on “Choose to Be Happy

  1. Reblogged this on The Secret of My SucCecil and commented:

    Sometimes, it may not seem like it.
    I’ve had my days where it definitely did not.

    The truth of it is – happiness is a choice.

    I’ve had this conversation with so many friends and family and colleagues and acquaintances and strangers. But there are days that even I forget. So I was reminded of that again after re-reading this post I originally wrote a little less than two years ago.

    Time flies when you’re having fun.
    Time flies when you choose to be happy.


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