choosing happiness

Friday, February 26, 2016

Choosing Happiness

I woke up early.

I woke up grumpy.

I woke up bitter and irritable.

I was frustrated about feeling tired all of the time and not getting a break.

And then I made a choice.

I sat, clinging desperately to my coffee, on the floor of the toy room while both children played and I made a choice.

I decided that I could spent the day pissed off and short-tempered OR I could not.

I could be annoyed at all the shit to do around my house OR I could play on the floor with my kids and sort the rest out later.

I decided that making pretend pizza and crawling around the floor was a better option than being overwhelmed by the lack of reprieve.

I decided to be happy.

It's easy to get so caught up in the day-to-day. Sometimes I forget to be grateful. Sometimes I am happy but sometimes I am miserable. You know what? I always have a choice. We ALWAYS have a choice.

Each and every day, in each and every moment, we have a choice. Life isn't always easy and there are a lot of things out of our control (like teething, teething so out of my control right now) but we still have choices.

Today I'm choosing to play. I'm choosing to not stress about the laundry or the floors. I'm choosing to have an extra cup (or 2) of coffee to give me the energy I didn't get from sleep. I'm choosing to enjoy my kids instead of feeling frustrated with them.

I'm choosing happiness.

What choice are you making today?

come back on Monday for Moments of Gratitude which have been really helping me make the right choice each morning.