"Ask most people what they want out of life and the answer is simple – to be happy. Maybe it’s this expectation, though, the wanting to be happy that just keeps us from ever getting there. Maybe the more we try and will ourselves to states of bliss, the more confused we get to the point where we don’t recognize ourselves. Instead, we just keep smiling trying like hell to be the happy people we wish we were until, eventually, it hits us. It’s been there all along. Not in our dreams or hopes, but in the known, the comfortable, the familiar."
Sometimes our goals are to be successful, to pass a test, to run a marathon, to do something big and huge and different. We want to change our lives, advance them, evolve in this ever changing world. But sometimes, the simplest of things and the most difficult, is to choose the goal to be happy. To advance into our situation with ease and positivity. To walk into a room, with your head held high and a smile beaming from ear to ear.
Sometimes, happiness can change everything. We don't realize the impact our happiness and our lives has on others. A negative comment, a negative action, can in turn put someone else down. This world isn't full of a million YOU's or a million ME's, this world is filled with a million, billion, different people. And our actions don't just affect us, they affect everyone.
Be aware of your actions and the power you have over others. The way you think, feel, love...doesn't just affect you. Take responsibility for your actions and choose to take the high road.
Choose to be positive, to love deeply and forgive quickly. Life is far too short to wait for things to happen. To wait for the right moment, right person...stop waiting. Stop searching. Things are right here, right in front of you. Happiness is a decision, it's an easy one to make.
So take a moment, let your negative thoughts flow, mumble to yourself - then let everything go. Be strong, be positive. You got this.
This is your life, your world. Paint it with happiness and people and things that you love. People and things and hobbies that make you happy. If you are doing things you love, the things that make you happy and laugh. To surround yourself with people who do nothing more than fill your heart with warm and fuzzies, YOU HAVE WON the battle. That is the main goal of life, to be happy with everything you have.
Not happy? Things aren't enough? Stop complaining and change something. This world is yours and the power you posses is endless. Surround yourself with all the things you please. The people who matter, won't mind, and the people who mind, don't matter. So stop listening to the negative people, to the negative voice inside your head. Surround yourself with love. And happiness is soon to follow.
Those cards you've been dealt, they are enough.