We see the World around us not for what it is, but through the lens of who we perceive ourselves & circumstances to be.
Truth be told – You have no control of circumstance, but neither are you your circumstance. You are merely the individual managing your response.
Of comfort – you are entirely in control of your response, for better or worse. Your response is a choice.
Your perspective is a choice. Your gratitude is a choice. Your attitude is a choice.
If you firmly believe the aforementioned to be fact, then only one reasonable conclusion remains.
Your happiness. Is. Indeed. A. Choice.
As Abraham Lincoln said, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns. Or, rejoice that thorn bushes have roses.”
This is perspective.
Wherever this message finds you. I encourage you. If only for a moment. Pause in your pursuit of happiness. Stop. Assess perspective. And, just smell the thorn bush’s flowers.
Now. Choose to smile. Choose to be empowered. Choose to make today great.