Yes, happiness is a feeling—an emotion—but happiness is also a habit. Some people naturally find happiness in whatever they are doing. Other people go through all kinds of mental gymnastics to find misery in whatever they are doing. In other words, happiness is something we have either trained ourselves to do or not to do.
If you are one of those people who goes for happiness like an avidmoviefan goes for the best seat in thetheater, you know what I’m talking about. You either learned happiness from your parents, or you learned how to do it yourself, but you know how to find it and you do.
On the other hand, people who perform the negative mental gymnastics routine do their handsprings and back flips and somersaults right over happiness all the while crying, “Foulplay! Happiness doesn’t happen to me!” The sad thing is that they honestly think there is no happiness for them when all the time happiness is there for the taking.
TheGood News!is that habits can be broken. Happiness can be learned. It takes effort, but it is very possible. So choose happiness—make it a habit.