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100 Secrets for Living a Life You Love
Finding Happiness Despite Life's Roadblocks
You can live the life you love - even in the face of the most challenging circumstances. While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles in your path than you can handle, you can always choose to be happy. Yes, you are that powerful.
If you don’t take full responsibility for your own happiness, who do you suppose will? Your happiness is a one person job - it begins and ends with you.
Consider the people in your life… which of them brighten your days? Chances are that the people you most enjoy are the people who have made their own choice to be happy in the face of their circumstances.
Everything you do or do not do in life is a choice. There is never anything you ever “need” to do. Every action and thought is a choice and has consequences - pleasant or unpleasant. Whether you go to work today, change jobs, smile at the bank teller, yell at your kids, complain about life, hold a daily celebration of gratitude for life - they are all choices. Happiness is a choice. Stay alert and make your conscious choices for happiness.
We all want to be happy, but something always gets in the way. There is never enough time... or money. Somebody is always failing to do what they are “supposed” to do... or not do. Our boss, our spouse, our kids, our parents, our friends, government, big business... “They” aren’t doing it right. “They” failed us. We are angry, and we have a right to be angry. But is that righteous anger making us happy?
Happiness is not something anyone else can give us... or take away from us. Happiness is what we make of our lives... or don’t. Whatever your circumstances, you can create a joyful life... or a miserable life. It is up to you.