We are gifted with free will. We get to choose how to approach each moment. We get to choose if we want to be happy or not. We don’t always get to choose what’s happening out there. But if we had to wait on the world around us to look just exactly how we want it to be before choosing to be happy, then we may be waiting for a very long time.
Even if all of the elements lined up just perfectly according to your specifications, it might only stay that way for a split second in time anyway, before things shift again. So, if you make that your criteria for choosing to be happy, then you’re not going to be happy for more than a split second!
The outside world is not perfect. Things can look really dismal and dark when you start going down that wormhole. Sure, there’s not a whole lot going on right now to be happy about. But we still get to choose how to approach each moment.
Being happy has always been a choice you get to make despite whatever is going on out in the world. And that is a blessing, because there are just too many things out there ready to make you unhappy. Don’t let the world determine when you can be happy. If you do, you’ll end up being more disappointed than not. Choose to be happy for the simple reason that you can.
Even though you don’t need the world to do anything to make you happy, by choosing it for yourself, you become the light that the world desperately needs.