Life is our chance. It’s our small window of opportunity. Our situations may vary and our circumstances may differ, but we all have the ability to make a conscious, day-to-day decision to strive for happiness over sadness; for growth over stagnation; for life over death.
Choose happiness. When something upsets you — the car in front of you cuts you off; you feel yourself getting agitated; someone is rude or unpleasant towards you; things just don’t seem to be going your way — make a conscious decision to let it go and choose happiness. There can be a certain humor the way you can let negativity bounce off of you. After a little practice, you might even feel invincible to the little things that life throws at you making it take more and more to really upset you. Remember, it could always be worse. Don’t let your circumstances become an excuse not to be happy. You’re alive right now. Let that be the only reason you need to be happy.
Choose growth. Do you feel as though you’re a better version of yourself today than you were yesterday? If you don’t, then it’s time to make a conscious decision to do something to improve yourself. If you can participate in anything, take advantage of it. Life is a privilege not granted to everybody. Do something every day to improve your health (both mental and physical!). The little things you do for your health and happiness today will save you lots of time later.
It’s your life! What will you do with it? What dreams will you make come true?