Who chooses whether we are happy or not?

 

"I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves."

Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
1767-1835, German Statesman

Two posts in one day!  I just had to put this one in today because I truly believe that our level of happiness is based on how happy we choose to be.

Years ago I didn’t think this way.  My former husband would say something horrible to me (as he did regularly!) and of course it was his fault I felt bad!

Now I have a much different perspective on life and choose to look at the positives and opportunities in every situation.

Yes, bad things happen, but it is up to us how we face these bad things.  Sometimes it is something that is completely out of our control.  What we can do is choose to wallow in self pity, or find a way to  handle the issue productively – focus on what we can do to fix or change our situation.

Sometimes these bad things aren’t even worth our time.  What is really important in your life?  Is this one of these things?  If not, why are you worrying about it?

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