We somehow think that circumstances, events, money, fame, love, a mate, a nice house, a secure job, or other external things have the power to give us happiness.
It isn’t possible.
Happiness is something you and only you can give to yourself and it has nothing whatsoever to do with external things, circumstances or events. The love of our life doesn’t have the power. Money doesn’t have the power, security doesn’t have the power. Only you and you alone have the power.
This is why I love Charlie “Tremendous” Jones’ statement: “If you can’t be happy where you are (where you live, what you have, who you’re with), it’s a cinch you can’t be happy where you ain’t (where you think you need to be in order to have happiness).”
Once this really settles into your thinking, and believe me, it took a while for me to really get this, it changes you as you feel so empowered that you really have the power to choose or not choose happiness. Not only that, but you have the power every second of every day. With that, you can actually see and feel yourself choosing to be unhappy sometimes. That is enlightening! It is so because you can then see how you have chosen unhappiness so many times in the past based solely on how you thought about something.
Once you have this power, I cannot imagine that you will ever let go of it. Though you may occasionally choose unhappiness again, you full well know, you can change it back instantly as you desire. That’s like being a 5-star General, you’re being so in command.
Is this not the coolest thing possible? To know who’s in charge and how it is done? It is awesome! You are awesome! Command those thoughts. Make that happiness. Savor the victory!
The sweet smell of success!
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Spread Some Joy Today–Make Yourself Happy Today! For No Special Reason. Make Up One If You Feel You Need To.