Happiness is a Decision By Michelle L. Casto

Success and Happiness is a feeling every human being on this planet desires in their heart of hearts. And yet most of us look for happiness in all the wrong places and end up causing ourselves more suffering.

This is because we are looking outside of ourselves for some thing or some one to bring us that feeling.

Rumi once said, We go from room to room looking for the diamond necklace around our neck. So it is when we search “everywhere” for happiness, we never see where it really is, which is with us all along.

I think we all would agree that Happiness does not depend on material things, such as driving a certain car or holding a prestigious title. (although those things can add pleasure to your life).

Happiness does not depend on other people, like whether you have a significant other or not. (although having loving and supportive people around adds to your enjoyment)

Happiness does not depend on what happens, so if you stay, it will be good and if you go, it will be good.

Happiness is not to be found anywhere in the external world.

The main obstacle to happiness is faulty thinking. For instance thinking, someone or some thing can make you happy. Beware also of what A Course in Miracles calls, “elusive happiness, which is happiness that changes and shifts with times and places. ACIM says this kind of happiness is an illusion and has no meaning!”.

So where does one find happiness?
Stop looking outside for what can only be found inside.
And make a decision to be happy.
Let me repeat that:

Happiness DOES Depend on your decision to be happy.

So, consider this, have you ever made a conscious decision to be happy?
My guess is No.
Here is your official invitation to Be Happy!
Let’s join forces for happiness.

Repeat after me:
I, your name, decide to be happy right now, despite the weather, the world, or what happens to me. I absolutely know it is my God-given birthright to be happy. And as the light of God that I am, I reclaim happiness and happiness reclaims me. So be this.
Michelle L. Casto is a Whole Life Coach, Speaker, and Author. In her coaching practice she helps people come up with bright ideas for their life and empowers them to freely shine their bright light to the world. Visit her at CoachMichelleCasto.com