Nobody who knows me at all would likely cite me as an example of a “Happy” person, although I have been known to appear “deliriously content” from time to time. And I’ve always been suspicious of those who blithely declare people like me are only unhappy because we “choose” to be.
But I was impressed with some of the thoughts of writer Roger Fransecky which showed up in the Huffington Post under what I took to be an almost taunting headline, “Happiness is a Choice”.
You can read the whole thing here.
Although the post sometimes rambles a bit, I did find a few gems I could at least choose to consider…even if I balk at the idea of simply choosing to be Happy.
To his credit, Fransecky follows the admonishment to face and defeat our fears with a:
And that’s when I really started paying attention.
• What is my proudest achievement?
• What is my greatest gift? My legacy?
• For what are you most grateful?
It also helps that he’s not presenting these as some magical incantation that will float you to the top of the mountain…more like some practical hand-holds you can use to help you get a grip on your way up.
Hmm…that’s a choice I think I could make.
— over and out —