Happiness is a choice--make it!

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Real Estate Agent with Associate Broker, Momentum Realty
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Happiness is a choice--make it!

We all know that life is not perfect. Bad things happen to good people. We have health scares, we lose jobs, we lose people we love, we break things, we lose things, we make bad decisions, our children/parents/friends make bad decisions.  Stuff happens. That's life!

We cannot control (most of) the bad things that happen. All we can control is how we react to them.

We have free will. We can decide if we are going to happy, despite the bad things that come our way, or we can decide if we are going to be sad/angry/confused/immobilized by these things.

I am not saying to put on a smile and ignore everything that is bad. I am just saying that in most cases, the bad thing remains bad whether you are crying or smiling.

smiley faceWe are all human and need time to grieve. Take the time and come to terms with how you feel. But don't let the bad in your life take away your joy. Figure out a way to get it back and live your life with gusto!

Remember, happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy, or you can choose to be sad. Why would you choose sad?

Make the choice to be happy!

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Jennifer Manchester
Suburban Properties of Charlotte, LLC - Mint Hill, NC
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Hi Holly:

I was reading an article the other day that that talked about only being able to control ourselves, not other people and that much of the unhappiness we experience is because we cannot control things or beings.  The moral of the story was "Not to care".  In other words don't attach your happiness to someone or thing else's outcome, detach yourself from it.  Love the person unconditionally and accept the situation for what it is and you will be alot happier and when you are happy amazingly the other people around you tend to mirror your behavior or mood so it makes them happier too.

 

Thanks for the post.

 

Jun 16, 2011 08:03 AM #2
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I think we all struggle with this to some extent.  Sometimes we worry so much about what we might loose that we do not focus on what we can gain or enjoy what we have.

Jun 16, 2011 08:29 AM #3
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Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
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Excellent point Holly!  I could not agree more! 

Jun 16, 2011 08:37 AM #4
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William (Bill) Zoller
U.S. Inspect, LLC - Loveland, CO

It's been said a famous boxer once was quoted as saying "I'm either up or getting up, but I never stay down." 

We all need to know, there will be times we get knocked down, but we just gotta get back up.

Thanks for sharing.  Short and to the point!

Jun 16, 2011 09:12 AM #5
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Gary S. Thompson
RE/MAX Masters - Cottonwood Heights, UT
Broker Associate, Realtor, CRS, SRS, SFR, e-Pro

Yep - it certainly is. The main problem is that we need constant reminding. Thanks for the reminder!

Jun 16, 2011 09:20 AM #6
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Mykel Martin
(909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Realty Masters & Associates

Wonderfully put! What a great message!

Jun 16, 2011 10:27 AM #7
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Leilani Souza CRS e-PRO TRC (Granite Bay CA) 916-408-5500 leilani@souzarealty.com
Souza Realty/Roseville-Rocklin-Lincoln-Loomis-Granite Bay-CA - Granite Bay, CA

Holly, I love your post! In fact, I love it so much, I want to spread the happiness, so I'm going to suggest and re-blog it! :)

Jun 16, 2011 06:40 PM #8
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Holly, great reminder that we are in control of our own little lives, and of course, happiness!

Jun 16, 2011 11:31 PM #9
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Steve Sparacino
Tapout Bail Bonds - San Jose, CA

I really like this post. I try to subscribe to this motto myself even to the annoyance of others. Hmmm, I guess they don't subscribe to this motto.

Jun 17, 2011 08:36 AM #10
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Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

Breathe, relax, reboot. Oh, I tell myself that at least twice a day when the ol' blood gets boilin'. It's not always easy to just let things go or to not sweat the small stuff but you've got a good message in that you choose whether or not you let it consume you. Nice post Holly!

Jun 19, 2011 09:05 AM #11
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Kaera Mims
Liz Moore & Associates - Fort Monroe, VA
Associate Broker, e-PRO, REALTOR; Hampton, Newport News, York Co.

I am making a choice to be happy - and I choose to like your great post as well. Thanks for sharing!!!

Jun 20, 2011 02:35 PM #12
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Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Carson City, NV
CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com

Well ... Thanks!  we needed a positive input in our life after the crazy lady that we experienced this afternoon.

Good to know sanity reigns!

Thank You!

Jun 22, 2011 05:00 PM #13
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