Sunday, January 6, 2013


Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
- Mildred Bathel

Happiness is an emotion that flows freely from me now a days .  I have chosen happiness. I've made a conscious choice to be happy.  In my mind I relived the moments when I was the happiest.  I went back to when  I was a child. 

What makes me happy? 

What made me happy as a child?

Why do we as adults forget to do the things that made us happy as children?

We focus on success, status and money thinking that those things will bring forth happiness. Happiness is internal.  Yes, you can have success, status and money and be happy but you also don't need those things to make you happy.  Happiness comes from within.  I've seen people in what some would think to be the worst circumstances: homelessness, divorce, uemployment to radiate so much happiness then the one who thinks they have it all with materialistic things.

I believe happiness is a choice. You can always find something positive in what appears to be a negative situation.  I have done so.  I have changed the way I process my thoughts.  I have grown.  Sure you can have moments of sadness or loneliness but let them be just that...Moments.  I believe that what brings forth happiness is gratitude in all things.  

Simplicity,family, writing, laughter, reading, nature, photography and my love for doing for others is what inspires me to remain happy.  These are the same things that made me happy as a child.

What makes you Happy?

Do it.  Make a choice to be happy.