As we walk through life, it is easy to become distracted by the many problems we face. There are problems that come up everyday. They are easy to solve and may just take a few minutes to find the right answer. Then there are problems that are more difficult. It may be that there are several possibilities that require us to choose.
Complex problems are usually the ones that require us to stop and think about which is the best solution. We may seek the advice of others during the decision making process. These complex problems can go on for days, weeks, months, or maybe even years. Complex problems many end up consuming our lives to the point where nothing else seems to matter. We may even experience a paradigm shift in our view of life. This is when we discover wisdom and gain understanding of the thing that is truly important: our relationship with people.
I started my “Choosing To Be Happy” series as a way to discover those moments of happiness during the most difficult circumstances in my life. This is my third attempt at No. 56. I discovered that the root of bitterness, which is fed by the spring of hurt, was clouding my view of what is true happiness.
The heart knows its own bitterness,
And a stranger does not share its joy.
~ King David ~
Today I am choosing to be happy for having rediscovered that I can be mindful and remove myself from the storm of a complex problem. Happiness is there waiting to be enjoyed.
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~ Groucho Marx ~