Is Happiness a Choice?

*Disclaimer: I recognize there are people who struggle with happiness through no fault of their own. When I talk about happiness being a choice, I am not referring to people struggling with diagnosed mental health issues.

I think happiness, at its core, is a choice. We can’t choose our circumstances, but we can choose how we react. There’s this quote that goes, “It’s a bad day, not a bad life” and so often my life feels that way. Finding happiness is a life long pursuit, but with the right mindset, we can find joy in every day.

Taking time out of every day to be thankful for what we do have, and not worry about what we don’t. In difficult times, finding the light instead of focusing on the darkness. When sad, recognizing that while things may be dark right now, there are better days ahead.

There are days when I am just not okay and struggle to see hope. But there are also days that I’m so grateful to be alive.

Life has its up and downs. Filled with smiles and laughter. And I don’t love every second of it, but I love my life.

One of my new years resolutions is to “love my life for what it is, not for what I want it to be.” I still have dreams and goals for my future, but I’m content where I am now. So check that off my list because I’ve finally actually accomplished it!

So, is happiness a choice? Yes and no.

But ultimately that answer depends on you.

My recipe for happiness consists of:

A little faith, a little love, and a lot of God.

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Hi! My name is Rachel. I love to write. Write about life, love, and reflect on how the past builds the future. Mostly, I love to tell stories because I believe there is something about stories that brings the world closer together. You can check out some of my writing reflections here at Rachel Writes.

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