One is happy as the result of one’s own efforts. —George Sand—
Our attitude about our circumstances or our hopes determines the tenor of a moment, eventually of the whole day. No attitude, no feeling or emotion, is foisted upon us. We have always made the choice. Perhaps our passivity regarding choices has all to often eased us into situations detrimental to our emotional health. Nevertheless, responsibility for the pain that accompanies poor choice is always our own. Conversely, the joy that is ushered in by certain other choices is also our responsibility. Personal power commands our lives, and the fruits are as bountiful as our choices, selectively made. We will be as happy as our choices make us, and as we decide to be. Today is mine, and whatever I make of it is by personal choice.