Life Is About Choices

If you truly want to live a good, authentic and rewarding life, you have to internalize the fact that it is your daily choices that decide how your life will turn out. ~ Diana Fletcher
 

It is my daily choice to make about how I feel and react, in the past two weeks or so, I've chosen to feel happy.  I know that sometimes events happen that can bring me to my knees but I want to remain hopeful that the darkness won't last forever.

I can see and feel the light, I'm out of the darkness.  I love how contented and happy I am, I also like that I'm planning things for my future. I smile so much more, which gives off a whole different vibe; which than in turn attracts more happiness.
I've had some very dark periods in my life but this last one nearly did me in with the pain. I'm strong though, much stronger than I ever felt or knew that I was.  With my new found strength I have become even more happy and I have greater dreams. 

I've always dreamt too small for myself; I am done with that.  I want to do things I have never done. I want to go zip lining next summer, there's a place in the valley in Nova Scotia that some people from work went to last summer. I also want to go to a concert, I've never attended one, I'd like to this by next summer. Also I want to travel to Europe, I know this one may take me a little longer... but it is definitely on my list of places to go in the future.

Every dream is possible, I just have to believe there is a way to make them happen.  I am choosing to believe in myself and my dreams.

"Unless someone can look into the core of your heart, and see the degree of your passion, or look into the depths of your soul and see the extent of your will, then they have no business telling you what you can or cannot achieve.  Because while they may know the odds, they do not know you.  Nor do they know the power of your angel." ~ Sandra Kring


"Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way." ~ Eileen Caddy

"Everything you want, also wants you" ~ Jack Canfield

18 comments :

  1. Hello Launna:
    We are so pleased to read of this very positive approach to life, something which you now owe to yourself as well as to your daughter. And yes, with the right mind set, not always easy, we know, it is possible to effect change.

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  2. Thank you Jane and Lance, I am working hard to keep myself positive:)

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  3. If we choose happyness as an actitude even the bad things are not so terrible. Interesting as usual. Greetings!

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  4. Thank you Armando, I really believe choosing happiness is how we will achieve peace:)

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  5. I love your dreams and the things you want to do and I KNOW that you will make them happen. I want to go ziplining too! Sounds like so much fun! I also choose happiness!!

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  6. Thank you Dana, my friends had a ball when they went ziplining. They all wanted to go back. I'm happy that you've chosen happiness:).

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  7. Your words remind me soo well of a song I've listened to recently....it's soooooo inspirational Launa.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bUfc5Q69JY&feature=youtu.be

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  8. Love your goals Launna. The Zip wire you will love it, I have done it with a bunch of young people and I unashamedly screamed and laughed all the way down-such fun. Seeing the light in the darkness is so important, thank you for mentioning that.

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  9. Oh my gosh Petronela, you just made all my water works come out with that song. That song is beautiful, it reminds me so much of me and my David... thank you for telling me about it.

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  10. Thank you Behind the Smile, I totally agree, I can't wait to scream with joy and laugh hysterically down the zip wire.

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  11. Launna new to your blog. Appreciate you sharing, thank you. Blessings.

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  12. Thank you Just Be Real, I appreciate your comment:)

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  13. I love all the quotes in this post, Launna. I think it really is true that we have a choice about our happiness. We can choose to be happy or choose to be unhappy.

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  14. Thank you Daisy, it's really our choice, sometimes it's harder than others but always attainable.

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  15. Hi Launna. Glad to see you are happy and are planning for the future. Anything is possible once you put your mind to it :) Whenever I feel a bit down or unmotivated, I listen to this song and it brings me right back to happy and ready to go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fAZIQ-vpdw&feature=bf_prev&list=PL5D9951DA7E0E0DD4 I hope all your future plans come true and you stay happy :)

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  16. Thank you Pacman, I'm working very hard and remembering that I choose to be happy;).

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  17. Nice blog Launna. New to your blog. Keep updating.

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