The Choice

Daily Prompt: None

I believe that happiness is a conscious choice.  It’s a decision you make from the minute you open your eyes in the morning until you close them at night.  A choice that becomes a living part of who you are.

When I was raising my children I tried to teach them about about taking responsibility for the choices you make in life.  As they got older, I would tell them that if they decided to choose to break the rules at home or at school they were also choosing the consequences of their actions.  If you stayed out after curfew you were grounded.  If you didn’t do your assignments, grounded.  You can see where I am going with this.

But, I also tried to instill in them the importance for choosing happiness.  For delighting in the beauty of our world.  The colors of  the seasons.  The support and camaraderie in good friendships, the benefit of a good education.  The love of their family.  The joy of honest competition.  To choose to be happy with who and what they are.  To learn that happiness is not measured in what you have but who you are as a person.  To be happy with the many, little things that make up everyday life.

About Wanda

I am a Catholic widow, mother, grandmother, friend and according to my kids just a little bit crazy. My faith is paramount in my life. Spending time with my family, especially my four grandchildren is one of my most treasured blessings. I love Redskins football, Phillies baseball, NASCAR, quilting, genealogy and I am a bibliophile and struggling blogger.
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