The pursuit of happiness is a matter of choice… it is a positive attitude we consciously choose to express.
It is not a gift that gets delivered to our doorstep each morning, nor does it come through the window.
And I am certain that our circumstances are just a small part of what makes us joyful.
If we wait for them to get just right, we will never find lasting joy.
The pursuit of happiness is an inward journey.
Our minds are like programs, awaiting the code that will determine behaviors;
like bank vaults awaiting our deposits.
If we regularly deposit positive, encouraging, and uplifting thoughts, if we continue to bite our lips just before we begin to grumble and complain, if we shoot down that seemingly harmless negative thought as it germinates, we will find that there is much to rejoice about.