If you're looking for happiness, call off the search party. Chances are, it's right in front of you. The moment I began living my life for myself, rather than depending on external people or factors to bring me joy, I discovered true happiness. Being happy isn't about some mega milestone occurring and all of a sudden your world is dandy; it's about finding the beauty in life’s simple pleasures.
Having a positive outlook on life may sound trite, but it truly is amazing for your spirit. When we face obstacles, negative people, or undesirable circumstances, we also face the decision of how to cope with it. I don’t let my thoughts and circumstances control me; I am in control of my life and emotions. Because of these small changes, I feel I’m a better version of myself.
Sometimes I sit and revel in thought of all the things that make me twinkle. I’m passing them onto you, in hopes that you, too, might learn to recognize the littlest factors in life as the biggest moments of joy.
You can spend a lifetime chasing things you think will make you cheese, but open your eyes to the beautiful world around you. No matter what comes at you in life, find joy in simplicity. Don’t let negative situations or people become you. Attitudes are contagious; spread joy!
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