Happiness as a choice is the vaccine…

“Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed, or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.”

Joel Osteen

The little things are the stressors that wear us out.  The ones that make us lose sight of what’s truly important. When we embrace the little things that make us angry and upset we are building a negativity cancer inside ourselves.  

There is no doubt that there are more opportunities to be stressed and offended in life than there are seconds in the day.  Looking for the anger, offense or stress has to be the biggest waste of energy on the planet.  Nothing positive can come out of it.  It reminds me of the old saying, “allowing these types of things to impact you is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.” 

Happiness is a choice, and it is a choice that is a vaccine to the cancer of negativity that can build, but only if you allow it to happen.

 

 

One response

  1. It’s amazing how simple it is to get caught in the nonsense. My kids were arguing because one was reading the other ones book. Yep, reading a book that no one else was reading. It was a clarity moment for me, and since then (only about a month ago) I repeat 10-15 times a day….is it worth it? Will this matter in 1 yr, 5 yrs etc…if not, let it go!

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