It’s My Choice

Lately I’ve been reminded that I have an important decision to make every day of my life…Will I be happy or not?  I am married to a man I truly love and he truly loves me in return. I am raising two boys who hug me and kiss me at least once a day. I am well-fed, warm, and have a closet full of clothes. So why am I grumpy with my husband, frustrated with my sons and anxious about the future? The hard truth I’ve had to face is that I choose to be those things.

Tonight I hit a wall – I’ve been in the house most of the week caring for my two sick boys. I really had to step back from the activities and committments and just focus on what’s right in front of me – my family and my home. This morning I had the same choice I have every morning – will I be happy or not? Today I chose to be happy with what I have, who I am, all the wonderful things that make up my life. And you know what? It was a good day in spite of everything that could have made it bad – had I chosen to look at it that way.

I hope I make the same choice tomorrow and the next day and far into the future. But I will probably have to be reminded again since I seem to easily forget this key to a happy life – choosing it, finding the good every day, no matter what.


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