We always have a choice. Always. We get to choose how we react in each moment everyday.

Is it always easy to choose? No way! It is so much easier to just sit back and let things happen, rather than stand up and make things happen. How often do we find ourselves in a funk, you know, when things just aren’t going right and it seems like one thing after another is against us…We’ve all had those days right? You can turn the day around by making a choice! Your choice may not change the things that are happening, but it sure does change the way you handle them and in turn it changes your attitude. Let’s choose to change things, to find joy.

If you have the power to change something that is holding you back, and you don’t, that’s a choice, not a limitation.

I firmly believe that happiness is a choice. Too often we let the things that happen to us determine our mood. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Choosing to be grateful, choosing to see the beauty, choosing to see the blessing–those are the things that pull us out of our funk. Experiences, hardships, negativity, and everyday situations can only keep us down if we let them. I tell my kids all the time that a bad day is only a bad day if you let be one. There is always something good and we always have a choice to see it.

I don’t mean to make light of some pretty heavy things that people go through, there are some terrible things that people experience. But I do want you to remember that even in the midst of the yucky there are still choices to be made. Make the choice to get out of bed. Make the choice to choose the good. Make the choices that help you see the light at the end of the tunnel rather than keep you lost in the fog of despair. Small choices, made one at a time, add up to big changes.

Jen “Hotmess Hottie”