So many times in life I would say, "I just want to be happy!" "What can I do to make myself happy?" "How do I find Happiness?" After many, many years of looking for happiness it was brought to my attention that you can't find happiness. When I asked why? The reply was this... "Happiness is a state of mind. If you are happy with your circumstances right now, more happiness will follow." What? I'm supposed to be happy with all the chaos going on around me? How does that happen? "It's a choice. You can choose to let your circumstances dictate your feelings, or you can choose to be happy no matter what." Well, let me tell you I had to really think about that. One day it clicked. I started to focus on all the things I was grateful for. All the things that made me smile. I started to see the world in a different light. I stopped watching the news. I started to look at the trees blowing in the wind. Listening the the birds singing. Feeling the grass under my feet. And feeling the wind blow in my hair... well on my face. LOL I would put my face towards the sun and let it shine on it! I would imagine this beam of light shining through my face into my whole body filling me up with sunshine! My love Mark didn't know what hit him. I started to sing and dance around the house (two of my favorite things to do). Smiling all day to the point where he looked at me and said, "What are you so happy about... you're scaring me with all this happiness." I laughed and said, "Get used to it. It's the new me! I'm choosing to be happy!" He of course rolled his eyes so I immediately walked over and gave him a kiss. Then he smiled. ? I'm thinking he likes the new happier me. He still doesn't get it, but is accepting it as the new normal. ? Are you choosing to be Happy or are you still looking for it?