Old photo but same joy. This is me right now. Last few months, it's been difficult to be happy because I'm living somewhere that doesn't fill me with joy. I use to let my environment dictate my emotions. Obviously in Hawaii, it was easy to be happy. I'd get off work and the drive home from Pearl Harbor to Waikiki was filled with green mountains, ocean views, and at least twice a week- a rainbow. When I got home, I could walk to the beach and enjoy a sunset worthy of a frame.
Here? It's a lucky day when the sky is visible. Some days the sand storms fill the atmosphere with a thick haze. The sun has a beautiful, round, pastel look at sunset but the sky doesn't reflect that beauty. I let these things and others get to me. I was angry too often and I find myself losing my soul.
My environment hasn't changed but my attitude has. I knew I couldn't do it alone and I sought help. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you or others recognize a change in your mood. Happiness is a choice. It's not always an easy one to choose. ➖
Finish this sentence: I'm happy right now because...
#ifyourehappyandyouknowit what do you do?