You have to want to be happy.
I posted the title, the quote, and restated the quote again because it could not be more true. You have to WANT to be happy. Truly want it. Because if you want it, truly want it, you won’t let anything stop you from being so.
My hubby has told me before that when it comes our little tiffs that we get into, that he will often asks himself, “do I want to be right? Or do I want to be happy?” He more often than not chooses to be happy over right. Of course, I do not necessarily agree with this, obviously, but it does bring up an interesting point.
Except, perhaps, in the most extreme circumstances, happiness is something that you choose. Despite your circumstances, you can say to yourself, “I want to be happy. What do I need to do, in order to be happy?” And once you know, you can go about making the necessary adjustment: choosing happiness over bitterness, having that ice cream cone, exercising for the day, cleaning out your closet…the list could go on and on.
So, my question is, and answer honestly: do you want to be happy?