September 10, 2008

Happiness is a Choice

"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same." Anne Frank

Why are some people happy and others unhappy? Because they choose to be happy or unhappy. How happy you are often has very little to do with what's going on in your life, what problems you have, what things you have or don't have. I've seen people with a seemingly large number of problems who are genuinely happy, as well as people who seem to have it all who can't stop complaining. Being happy is a choice, and as soon as you come to this realization, being happy is really pretty easy. I certainly have things I could complain about today, but instead, I'm choosing to be happy.
*I love this picture. K and my brother-in-law in Central Park. (Notice my two sisters ahead of them.) We all decided to try to jump up and click our heels together. Just because. Do it sometime. You'll be amazed how quickly it brings a smile to your face.

While we're on the subject of being happy, here are a few posts I like from a few sites I like:


  1. Thanks for the shout out! :-) I love that Zen Habits site you posted. I definitely need to write about that one.

  2. Yes, I think you're right. I've been reading a book called Happiness that my mother-in-law gave me, and this seems to be the premise of the book. I think I feel a lot happier when I can slow down and really try to enjoy every moment.


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