Choosing Happiness

These past few months, I’ve been going through an emotional roller coaster.  I’ve had deal with a lot regarding sickness within my family.  I’m also in the process of trying to solidify myself as an extraordinary freelance writer as well as working on expanding the YUMMommy brand.  Then pile on being a mom of two, a wife and a domestic diva.  You could say that I have my hands quite full.
While, I started off strong at some point over the summer everything just kind of started to take its toll on me.  I found myself lacking true happiness.  Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t bummed all the time.  There were moments when I was excited or anxious and even moments when I felt ok.  And I’d been asking myself “why can’t I feel happy?”
So, after a few weeks of asking myself that question, I decided to pray.  For me prayer is a place I turn to for comfort, help, and understanding.  Anyways, last night I was reading Live Your Best Life Now for Moms by Joel Osteen when I stumbled across this:
Starting right this moment, I’m choosing happiness.  I’m not going to allow the negative and stressful things, people and situations get to me.  I have made the conscious decision to take back my joy.  We only get one life to live and I don’t want to look back on my younger years and think about all the moments, I didn’t truly get to enjoy.
I know that my stumbling across that passage was not a mistake but a message from God.  And I hear Him loud and clear.
What is it that you choose today?  Happiness, joy, love…?

9 Comments

  1. Mama Violet

    September 26, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Good for you. I'm choosing satisfaction, joy, and abundance today,

  2. Thriftanista in the City

    September 26, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Good for you. I'm choosing satisfaction, joy, and abundance today,

  3. Legal Grindin(g) Wifey

    September 26, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I know how you feel. I going to my own little right of passage issue being a wife and making sure to put my household needs first. I am so use to taking care of and being there emotionally for others its an adjustment. I choose joy.

  4. theyeyodiaries

    September 26, 2011 at 2:25 am

    You are absolutely right that happiness is a choice and I'm glad that you're treating it as such. As John C. Maxwell said, “God chooses what we go though, we choose how we go through it.” 🙂

  5. Anonymous

    September 26, 2011 at 2:25 am

    You are absolutely right that happiness is a choice and I'm glad that you're treating it as such. As John C. Maxwell said, \”God chooses what we go though, we choose how we go through it.\” 🙂

  6. Mrs. Pancakes

    September 26, 2011 at 2:30 am

    i love this question..im glad you chose happiness…i chose love this week! hope things get better as the days go on and PRAYER does work and does change things!

  7. Michelle Brown

    September 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Oh, how I can relate! But I'm glad you are choosing to be happy. Love your blog; now following.

  8. Alicia@ Mommy Delicious

    September 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    We all go through those “funks” every once in a while. It happens to the best of us, but happiness is a choice. We can either chose to wallow in our sorrow and self-pity, or we can change our perspective, count our blessings and chose HAPPINESS.

  9. Alicia

    September 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    We all go through those \”funks\” every once in a while. It happens to the best of us, but happiness is a choice. We can either chose to wallow in our sorrow and self-pity, or we can change our perspective, count our blessings and chose HAPPINESS.

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