A Daily Choice

Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.

Boethius

Today, you have a choice.

The day may not go at all as you planned. In fact, everything may go horrible. 

But such is life.

We do not control the outcome. Events are neutral, neither good nor bad. We ascribe meaning to them. 

Misery vindicates us as the victim and allows us to blame the outcome on the event. We give eskimo kisses to our ego and reassure it we are not the architect of this existence. And while that may absolve us of responsibility, it leaves us feeling powerless.

Happiness requires we take responsibility for our own state without relying on externalities to define it. The hardest part about happiness is learning to be content in a culture that sells scarcity and convinces us we need more.

Both are a choice.

Which will you choose today?

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