As much as we might wish to think it is the job of others to make us happy, happiness starts with us and our outlook on life.
Climatic disasters happen, political decisions are made in smoky corridors and additional external factors all bombard us day in, day out. If we choose to wait for ‘everything to be sorted’ before engaging with life, we risk losing much time. For this reason alone, suggesting happiness starts with us seems justified.
The word ‘happiness’ here should not be confused with the idea that all is hunky-dory with our life and the world at large. It relates more to a mindset, an inner compass directing us towards heartfelt goals as we strive to live our life purpose whilst being our best.
Difficulties will crop up requiring our attention. That said, we can face them not as personal affronts but rather as opportunities to apply good sense to find the most acceptable solution for all concerned. Happiness starts with us as we move through life aligned with our values.
Some may say such thinking is too idealistic. Yet honestly, is seeing only the negative in each instance more realistic?
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