Why I choose Happiness

 

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Happiness is a choice. I have bi-polar so I know sadness is a reality to but more than anything you choose how you look at each day you face.  Easy enough to say choose to be happy right? It is.

If a professor only looks at the bored pupils in class he is going to feel as if he is a failure as a teacher. If he chooses to watch the faces on the interested students he is going to feel good about his teaching abilities. The same goes with your mood and how you face each day. I will tell you a personal story about me to explain why I am choosing to be happy in spite of my obstacles.

I have a wonderful fiancé. Stephen is loving, funny, and sweet. He cheers me up when I feel sad and loves me despite my flaws. Yes I too have flaws. Stephen has a very mean dad who treats me with distaste.  I am a good person and to have someone treat me as such boils my blood.

Stephen proposed November 26th 2016. The happiest night of my life-so far! His parents both have voiced what a terrible thing it is that we are doing to his family by getting married. They are also taking his house which he has rented for 6 years. Now this is all a bit much. Right?

This all being said you have to be able to look at the good things:

  1. Stephen loves me in the rare once in a lifetime kind of way that sometimes people never find.
  2. My parents LOVE him!!! And I care what they think.
  3. My sister who hates pretty much any guy I every dated… Loves him!
  4. My extended family- on both sides love him.
  5. And lastly and most important of all- I love Stephen the most I have ever loved someone. He is my end all be all and more than anything in life I want to make a life with him and grow old and wrinkly with him!

 

So what if his parents are mean. I chose to look at all the wonderful things I have going for me.  Happiness is always a choice sometimes you just have to choose joy even though it may be easier to give in the latter.

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