Is Happiness A Right Or A Choice?

Jodie StevensThere are those whose past circumstances were so horrendous it would seem as if they didn’t have a chance at happiness. Yet they’ve gone on to live great lives and accomplish amazing things. And others with similar beginnings have left this life defeated.

It’s said that happiness is a choice. For some it comes easy, for others (like myself) it takes a lot of work.

I had to take responsibility for my negative emotions, regardless of whose fault it was that I had them.

Ask yourself: how bad do I want to be happy? How hard am I willing to fight for it?

I had to go to whatever lengths necessary to ‘get healthy’ and some days it’s still a battle.

The Declaration of Independence says that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Notice that happiness is not guaranteed.

That part is up to us.

Jodie Stevens


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