I Make My Own Happiness

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

What does it mean to “make my own happiness”? It is so easy to blame something or someone for our state of mind. Our upbringing, past abuse, trauma, physical limitations, loss, poverty – all are fair game for being given responsibility for our satisfaction in life. How easy it is to say, “Of course I’m unhappy; look at what happened to me!” That’s not how I look at my life. Of course I have disappointments, poor communication and losses. However, if I allow those things to dictate how I feel, I am at the mercy of circumstances rather than being in control of my own feelings. I make my own happiness – no one else can do that for me. My boss, my colleagues, my customers, my family – they are not tasked with giving me pleasure or meeting my needs. That is my job, and mine alone. It is my choice how I arrive at that.

Yes, it is far easier to say this than to truly embrace and live it. And yet, I will try.

One Response to “I Make My Own Happiness”

  1. i would like to be able to accomplish making my own happiness. i can do this a little but would like to know more. would you elaborate? thanks

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