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Choosing Happiness

Sunday, January 01, 2012

A friend of mine shared this from an editorial in a Colorado newspaper he read today. "If the list of things you would do to make the final year of your life count is really, really different from your life today, you're doing life wrong." He then adds, "If you don't have the life you want, change it. And you shouldn't have to wait for Mayan calendars to grant you permission."

This goes right along with my goals for 2012. Losing weight is not first on my goals - finding happiness & contentment in my life is. One of the Healthy Reflections talked about standing in your own way of finding happiness or success and that is very true in my case. I am going to work on changing my attitude. If I wake up in the morning thinking it is going to be a bad day chances are it will be. I can choose to be happy or choose to be unhappy. In 2012 I will work on choosing happy emoticon
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KDYLOSE 1/2/2012 7:08AM

    I can so relate to this. So good to hear from you, too. I hope 2012 brings you everything you seek.

Your friend's quote reminds me of something a Sparkfriend posted on their feed, I can't remember the exact wording but it was basically "What if we just acted as if everything was easy?" I keep coming back to this in my mind. What if?

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SLIMLILA 1/2/2012 12:57AM

    I hope that means if I choose to have a job I can finally get one...

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GOLFGMA 1/1/2012 10:43PM

    I wish for you all happy days in 2012. I think at times we don't really know what makes us happy for we are continually trying to find something new that we THINK will make us happy only to find when we have it the thing didn't make us happy at all. I think life will always have ups and downs and our goal should be to change the things we can and accept the things we can't and make every day count for something, never giving up on life. I think you have found the Key, choose to be happy and you will be and probably will bring joy to others as well. so, as the smiley face says "Be Happy"! emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 1/1/2012 9:16PM

    It really doesn't matter how much weight you lose if you are unhappy to begin with. Working on your happiness 1st will make the rest fall into place. I love your blog. emoticon

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DEBK0923 1/1/2012 9:10PM

    i'VE BEEN THINKING THE SAME THING, MAKING MY LIFE MORE SIMPLE AND HAVE HAPPINESS emoticon

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LILDREAMY 1/1/2012 9:06PM

    I LOVE IT! I'm right there with ya! :-D

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