Happiness is a choice not a result

By Katherine Hood on April 18, 2024

Everyone wants happiness, but not many people know that happiness is a choice, not a result.

Happiness is a state of mind that is not dependent on material possessions or external circumstances.

Happiness is a choice that we make moment to moment, being aware and grateful for even the smallest aspects of our lives, and finding joy in simple moments. It is about embracing the present, finding meaning in the little things, and appreciating the beauty that surrounds us. By cultivating a mindset of gratitude and positivity, we can enhance our overall well-being and create a more fulfilling life. It's important to remember that happiness is not a destination, but rather a journey that we embark on each day. So let's choose happiness, cherish the good moments, and spread joy wherever we go.

While money, relationships, and career achievements can certainly contribute to our overall well-being, true happiness comes from within. It is about cultivating a positive mindset, practicing gratitude, and embracing the present moment with an open heart. When we choose to prioritize our mental and emotional well-being, we can experience a deeper sense of fulfillment and contentment.

You CHOOSE to be happy in spite of what is going on around you.

Regardless of whether you have money or things. Regardless of whether you have everything you wished for or not. You're happy because you choose to be happy.

I know this may seem like a difficult concept to grasp, but it's really not. It's so simple that our minds will convince us it's not true and that there's something outside of us that will make us happy. Just as we were conditioned to believe a teddy bear would make us happy, we believe we have to acquire, gain, achieve, work hard, obtain, collect, be a certain way, land a certain job, etc., to be happy. This is the root cause of suffering. Desiring the next thing.

Believing happiness is outside of you, that you must find it, is a slippery slope into a pattern or loop of doing what it takes to get to that next thing that will "make you happy". When it's within your own power to access it anytime. People feel helpless and powerless when they give their happiness to anything outside of themselves.

Your happiness comes from you, from your thoughts.

You choose to be happy just as you choose to be grateful even when the storms are coming at you. You don't need a man/woman to give you happiness or the job of your dreams. You are not waiting on these things to make you happy. You choose to be happy in spite of not having all that you want.

I know many people wish they were rich, and think that money will fix all your problems and make you happy. Many people with money who are not happy at all. There are people in 3 world countries that are happier than the riches people on earth.

Happiness is a choice, not a result. Your happiness will not come to you. It has to come from your thoughts. It is a choice that is always within your reach, no matter what life may bring.

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