I choose to be happy NOW.
My happiness comes from within.
My happiness is a choice and a product of my perception.
My happiness is independent.
I am happy NOW.
Happiness is part of our natural state of well-being. No matter what we are we are surrounded by, no matter what we believe we lack, no matter how busy or tired or disappointed we are, we can still be happy. Though struggles and pain can make choosing to experience happiness a challenge, it is always a choice, one made possible by shifting perspectives.
When we set prerequisites for happiness – when I have more money, when I get a new job, when I fall in love, when I retire – we make happiness an elusive dream, one we may never catch up to. None of us know what our tomorrows will bring or how many we have in front of us. What if we wait too long? By choosing to be happy in the moment, just as things are, we create a pathway for the rest to come…and feel better while we’re waiting. We may have to wait for retirement, but no one has to wait for happiness. Happiness is part of who we are already. It’s only a matter of choosing to let it be our dominant expression.