April 17, 2006

Happiness Is a Choice?

Someone that I really care about keeps telling me that happiness is a choice. I am not sure whether I believe it or not. Some things make me inclined to say that it is and some make me inclined to say that it isn't.

Can we really take lemons and turn them into lemonade by our choices and attitudes? If we are a sour puss, is it because we have chosen not to think ourselves happy?

I am inclined to believe that we should do the best that we can do and be happy with what we have while trying to do better. I believe that we should keep the attitude that we should count our blessings and see the positive things in our lives. However, not so much so that we don't recognize the problems that need to be tended to or gotten rid of. Is that part of our choice to be happy? Choosing to get rid of the negative or 'bad' things in our lives to enhance our happiness? But even when we do that, sometimes it gets worse before it gets better if it doesn't get worse and stay that way. We are taking a chance, aren't we? Or is it what we make of that chance?

Any facts or opinions?

Posted by Barbara at April 17, 2006 10:16 PM