Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Too often we forget that we each hold the key to being happy. While events in our lives may impact us, we are the ones who decide how to respond to those events. We decide how to feel about it by what we choose to believe. Some people believe that the world has it out for them; others believe that challenges are opportunities to prove themselves; still others aren't really bothered by those same events--because they don't think anything about them. You can make up your mind to be happy in spite of what circumstances bring.
This week: When something happens you hadn't counted on, take the opportunity to either be happy about it, or to view it neutrally. Don't CHOOSE to be derailed by it. View it as a hiccup. View it as a speed bump. View it as a challenge. View it as an expression of the universe's sense of humor. Notice how choosing to perceive it differently changes it.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and expert at helping people overcome obstacles to their success and happiness with her solution focused approach. She has 30 years of experience helping people overcome the limiting beliefs that get in the way. For more information, go to her web site at http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/