You are in 100% control of your life. You can control your thinking, feeling, and response to any trigger or scenario you are faced with. So, if this is true, do you believe that you can be happy almost 100% of the time? See how I said almost? Please don’t get caught up in magical thinking, like life is rainbows and butterflies all of the time…it’s not. But, even in the darkest of times all you have to do is turn on the light.
So what is this light? Where is it? How does one become an owner of the light? All these are great questions. Each one a challenge in and of itself; however very possible to find.
The light can be compared to your purpose. When you have a purpose to living each day, no matter the challenge you face happiness will follow. Are you a parent, a pet owner, a volunteer, do you service your community or maybe even own a business with a great mission? All these carry some sort of purpose. Now, with challenges come difficult emotions. Yes there may be tears (I have been known to shed massive amounts), but on the other side of those tears is possibility for something amazing. Even when it doesn’t feel likely.
That light is located inside you. Most often in your thoughts. How you think about your life, will determine how you respond, aka feel. So if you’re complaining, ungrateful, negative, or shut down…that’s exactly what you will get in return. Instead, see how you can find the learning lesson, silver lining, and way out in order to create some level of happiness around this scenario.
And guess what? You already own that light. It’s there…it may be shattered, it may need a new bulb, it may even need all new wiring, but it’s there. Believe me when I say we all have the ability to turn our own light on, even when it feels impossible and unlikely. I promise you, you can do it! Reach down deep within yourself and give a twist of the switch.