“Happiness is not ready made; It comes from your own actions.”
It’s true, happiness is not innately guaranteed. It is born of a combination of effort, mindset, and at times pure willpower. We have a choice each day when we wake, to be happy or to not be happy.
Yes, I say we have a choice because we simply do. It takes the same amount of energy to focus on a negative aspect as it does a positive. So, if the choice is inherently ours to make then I am at a loss as to why anyone would choose to be unhappy. Which person are you?
There’s an old Native American story that says in effect, that there are two wolves fighting inside of every person. There is one of positivity & love and another of negativity & hate. To find out which one wins is simple. It is only a matter of which one we feed.
“Happiness is not ready made.” No one is initially born or otherwise awoken happy. “It comes from your own actions.” We must work daily on being present in the current moment & on finding the blessings in any situation. There is a silver lining to every dark cloud and a pinhole of light in the darkest of rooms, we’ve only got to look for it just right.
Day 2 of the 3 Day Quote Challenge is all about happiness. I believe we all deserve to be happy if we are willing to put forth the effort in being so. No purpose is served in being negative or unhappy. So open your mind, open your heart and find your smile. While you’re at it, maybe try and help another find theirs.
3 Day Quote Challenge Rules:
- Post an inspiring quote each day for 3 days
- Explain what it means to you and why you chose it.
- Tag 3 bloggers each day to nominate for the challenge
This can be both fun and inspiring. It will also hopefully force us to think outside of the box, and stretch our minds a little bit.
Day 2 Nominees:
See Y’all tomorrow!!!