Today, I decide to be happy.

Today, I made a decision to be happy.

Today is a great day to be happy.

Any day is a great day to be happy.

Ahhh, happiness! I can tell you I’ve been chasing it my whole life, always working on it, and I still haven’t got it entirely figured out.

I can tell you what happiness isn’t:

-A person

-A place

-A thing

-A bodyweight

-A number in a bank account

-A circumstance

What I’m coming to realize, that above all else, it’s a choice.

It’s a decision to see the good in a situation, rather than the bad.

It’s a decision to count your blessings.

It’s a decision to not get brought down by negativity.

It’s a decision to push through when you want to give up.

It’s a decision to take things for what they are, rather than what you expect them to be.

I will be 100% honest and vulnerable, I haven’t been myself lately. Moving was stressful. I miss my family and friends. Sometimes I wonder if I’m going to make it out here.

I’m a survivor. I know I can push through almost anything. I’m stubborn as hell and I always believe I can tough things out.

But am I happy?

I’m working on it.

Hawaii is beautiful, and amazing. It’s everything I imagined and more. I have made so many friendships in such a short period of time and I am so grateful for that. I’ve gotten to see some amazing things so far.

Still you see, happiness is an inside job. My problem is that I’m very self-aware. I call myself on my own shit. I know when I’m unhappy. I know when I’m just going through the motions. I know when I need to give myself a wake-up call.

I haven’t been journaling.

I haven’t been meditating.

I haven’t been taking care of myself.

Fortunately, all of that is in my control.

Funks are normal. We all have them!

Your power lies in the belief that at any time, you have a choice.

You get to decide what kind of day you’re going to have.

You get to decide your outlook.

YOU GET TO DECIDE.

Today, I decide to be happy.

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