8 July 2011

Happiness is a choice

“You can’t always be happy, but if you always strive to choose happiness -everyday you wake up and say, ‘I am going to choose not to let the outside influences of the world affect my mood!”- I promise, you will live a happier life.”
-Shay Carl
I am not ashamed to admit it, I have been feeling kinda down this week. It has just been one of those weeks where nothing seems to go your way and I am in a total slump because of it. I find myself complaining more and more each day and its time for all that to STOP!

No matter what you are dealing with right now, you can either choose to dwell on the negative or think about everything that you DO have going for you, after all HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE. I have made a list of some of the things that have been keeping me down and choosing to turn them around into positive things.

Car trouble ~ We have our own car (no matter how temperamental it can be)
Totally broke ~ Haven't all successfully people been broke at one stage?
Not enough sleep ~ Spending quality time with the hubby late at night
Working 11 - 12 hour days ~ I have a job and I'm earning money
Being away from family ~ Getting to live 'The American Dream'
My 2 best friends moving back to South Africa ~ Getting to chat with them all day with a free app!
Nervous for my interview next week ~ I'm becoming an American Citizen
Fridge and cupboards running low on stock (due to the whole being broke thing) ~ Inventive dinners
Traffic court next week ~ Ummmm...? That just stinks!

Do you ever get yourself down? What are some negative things in your life that you can turn into positive?
Be happy!


  1. It's all about the mindset and it's all about life's little victories. Also badluck is always followed by goodluck.

  2. Oh no, I hope you feel better soon! I was feeling a bit blue last week, but have managed to shake the feeling this week! Phew!

    Lost in the Haze

  3. Don't worry :) we all go through slumps - love your positive take on things to try turn your mindset around though :)


  4. ah weeks like that definitely happen to all of us.. i try to keep acting like i'm happy and eventually i trick myself into actually being happy :) if i start sulking it just gets worse! but yeah.. car stuff stinks.. and i usually get in these moods when the bills come.. i hate those dang bills.

  5. Hey, you are strong! The mere fact that you decided to share this list with the whole world means that you have the power to be really happy! And thank you for reminding me that i can sometimes choose to be happy instead of dwelling on the downsides of everything... You rock, totally!

  6. Ran into your blog and I thought it was so adorable! Remember: you are as happy as you make up your mind to be. Good luck with everything, especially the interview to become a citizen. :) Fun times. Everything always turns out awesome.