By | LaRae Quy | www.theladders.com
Happiness is not something you plan for the future; it’s something you design for the present. It requires you to make choices about the life you plan to lead. Regardless of where you started, what stage of life you’re in, or your circumstances, you do have a choice of whether or not to be happy.
It may be one of the few really important choices in life you have, so don’t squander it. True happiness isn’t something you imitate from others, buy in a store, or watch on a computer. True happiness does not mean you always get what you want. Instead, it’s about being grateful for what you do have. True happiness doesn’t mean you’ll have it all. Instead, it means you let go of what you don’t need.
The combination of gratitude and happiness is very powerful because it shapes the way you see the world and your role in it. There will be more clarity in the other choices you need to make, and that can give you the edge you need to pivot when faced with tough decisions.