Happiness is not a destination, we know that. Happiness is not even a journey. Happiness is a way of life, a state of mind. When you take control of your happiness, you take control of yourself and you hold yourself accountable for your own thoughts. Be that person, a person who never keeps their eye off the prize, a person who knows the difference between good and bad choices. A person who believes in themselves and chooses that as right.
We all have something to be thankful for. Maybe it is the very thing we take for granted. Look for the good in things and there you will find it. Look for the bad and you will find that instead. Appreciate what is there and not what is missing, for what is there will do more for you than what is not. What you feed will grow and what you stop focusing on will eventually weaken. Grow, blossom and overcome.
It takes strength to be kind and gentle. It is easy to laugh and easy to judge but always remember, everyone is fighting their own unique battle. Kindness is contagious, pass it on.
Visualize happiness, awareness and kindness in your life. Get the most out of what you were given. Each day is a blessing, just be present for it.