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It’s oversimplified to say ‘Happiness is a choice.’ Some people are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other conditions that make it challenging to find peace and joy. But ‘challenging’ doesn’t mean impossible. It’s more accurate to say, ‘Happiness takes lots of choices that are sometimes hard to make.’ Like: the choice to accept ourselves and our struggles, the choice to take responsibility for getting help, and the choice to do the things that are good for us, even when—especially when—we feel like giving up.

There’s no such thing as what you ‘should’ be doing with your life. If you’re not holding yourself back from something you really want to try, and you enjoy the way you spend your day, then you’re a smashing success.

Every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.

Don’t wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.

Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion.

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.

To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.

A lesson for all of us is that for every loss, there is victory, for every sadness, there is joy, and when you think you’ve lost everything, there is hope.

Today, just take time to smell the roses, enjoy those little things about your life, your family, spouse, friends, job. Forget about the thorns—the pains and problems they cause you—and enjoy life.

Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable.

Today’s a good day to start walking in the opposite direction of anything or anyone that causes you more sorrow than joy.

This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!

Don’t let the darkness from your past block the light of joy in your present. What happened is done. Stop giving time to things which no longer exist, when there is so much joy to be found here and now.

Worry trades the joy of now for the unlikely catastrophes of later.

Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.

Live your life and forget your age.

Be the reason someone smiles today.

It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful.

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.

Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow.

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