Happy Memorial Day to you. Memorial Day was originally created to remember those who have died in service to our country. I want to thank these men and women who have served so that I may live in freedom. They gave me the freedom to be happy. But being happy is a choice that I must make. Since I have the freedom to choose, I choose to be happy.
There are all kinds of things that you can try to do to make yourself happy. Some people try to exercise more. While being in good health is something that will keep you happier it is not the solution to finding happiness.
Some people say that meditation will keep you happy, always working your mind to focus and think about happiness. Well this could be a great help; keeping your mind in better shape through meditation could keep you in a much happier state. You will definitely be more relaxed. But even a combination of exercise and meditation is not the complete solution because there will still be things outside your control.
Some say you need to get the right amount of sleep each day and be well rested to always be happy. Well there are times that people get eight to ten hours of sleep a night, and yet they are still rather grumpy.
Some people think money and fame are the solution to being happy. Well, I have met many rich and famous people in my life. One great part about my job, as well as other businesses I’ve had over the years, was the opportunity to meet all kinds of people. Let me tell you, some of them that I’ve meet are not all that happy, some have more worries and stress about their money. Some famous people are worried about who is after them. So money and fame are not the solution to happiness.
Some people say you have to be a naturally happy person. It’s all about the family you grew up with or the environment that you had to help you get to where you are. Well, that is not true either, as I’ve met some people who had an ideal childhood yet they never have a smile on their faces. And I’ve met people who had what would seem to be horrible lives and yet they are always happy and bring happiness with them wherever they go. You see there is no ideal situation that will always make you happy or unhappy.
The first step to loving life is finding happiness. All of the above things could get you to be happy for a moment; they could bring joy for a time. But to be truly happy you need to simply decide that you are happy. It’s a choice you have to make. Each day you choose to be happy; no matter what life throws at you choose to be happy. I know it sounds simpler than it is, but all comes down to a choice you make each and every day.
So as we start this week off I am thankful for those who serve in our military who have given me a land of freedom. I will choose to be happy and make my own ideal life being happy in this great country of ours today. That is how I’ll pay back those men and women who lost their lives in the line of service. Go out and choose to be happy no matter what life gives you.
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