The choice is always yours to make. In my mind there is only two choices I ever make; "will this take me closer to happiness, or further away from happiness." I always want to be living in a constant state of happiness because when I look back on my life I want to be able to say I lived the best and happiest life I could. A lot of people think that happiness come from outside of their being, like it's something that you can buy or someone else is going to give it to you but this is completely wrong. Happiness is a state of mind and can only come from within ourselves. You may argue that getting a new car would make you happy but I would say that the happiness you put on a new car is still you choosing to decide that a new car will make you happy. You could easily think getting a new car wouldn't make you happy because of car payments and such and thus not be happy about a new car. In the end you are still the one making the choice about what brings you happiness and what doesn't. So if you were to make the decision that you are always happy, no matter what you could then live a happier life. Even if when something bad happens, like a friend passing away, you can still make the choice to be happy about the time you got to spend with that person instead of the fact that they are now gone. You really do always have a choice about how you are going to react to any given situation but if you make the choice to always look at the positive, you can always be living a happy life, no matter what happens. The choice if yours to make, so what choice will it be?
Positive Affirmation of the Day: "I live a happy life every single day."