What do you need to do to choose happiness right now?

Part of me wants to just suck it up and bide my time

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During prolonged periods of sadness, part of me wants to just suck it up and bide my time and wait for the pain to disappear so I can begin living my life again.

But another part of me knows that’s another just carrot on a stick.

Because the moment will certainty be gone as quickly as it came.

Once I get there, there disappears, a new problem presents itself and the misery loop starts all over again.

And so, instead of deferring peace to some future occasion when all my problems are magically solved, I choose to be happy right now. Instead of trying figure out when I will finally feel differently, I take the limits off my joy. Instead of sitting here in limbo like a bird without a song, hoping to one day wake up and laugh about how it used to be, I allow myself the luxury of delight.

Instead of waiting until life gets back to normal and all my precious little routines are back in place, I choose to experience authentic pleasure.

And not the counterfeit kind of pleasure that’s counteracted by a toxic undercurrent of guilt, resentment and unworthiness.

The real stuff. The joy that brings me hurtling back to the present and make me realize, if only for a moment, that everything is going to be okay.

Every life needs moments of exultation.

What choices do you need to make to choose happiness right now?

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.

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