This sign hangs on the wall of a bagel shop: “Don’t forget to be happy.” Sometimes we get bogged down in dealing with feelings, issues, problems – the realities and details of our lives – we forget to be happy. Often happiness can be ours if we just remember to be happy. Joy is a choice – a deliberate and conscious choice. That choice is available to us each day. Our joy isn’t controlled by others or by outward circumstances. Joy comes from a deeper glance, a place of security within ourselves. It is an attitude, not a transitory emotion.
Remember to be kind. Remember to be loving. Remember to feel all of your feelings and take care of yourself. But most of all remember to be happy.