“I’m Living life and I’m living it happy. “
This line from my song is a line that I think about most days. It’s a confession just as much as a statement really.
You see, living life happy doesn’t mean that everything has to be perfect to enjoy it. Living life happy doesn’t mean that upsetting, wrong, difficult, and just down right sucky circumstances won’t happen in your life. Believe it or not, happiness is actually choice. A choice to not let circumstances define (and steal!) your happiness.
Every day when we wake up, we have the choice to have a good day; no matter what. We have a choice to be in a good mood, a choice to love, a choice to forgive, a choice to do something afraid. Many times we cannot choose the things that encounter our lives, but we can choose how we react to them and how we let them effect us. We can choose to live life happy.
Of course I’m not saying that this is necessarily an easy thing to learn. That being said however, something being difficult isn’t a good excuse to avoid a challenge. Although it can be a hard skill to attain, with patience and persistence you CAN in fact live life happy!
Living life happy is a lesson and skill I am definitely still learning, and to be perfectly honest, I certainly fall short more often then I’d like! Failure however is not falling short, but giving up, and I’m here writing today because I’ve had successes and have still taken ground in my life regardless of those moments when I’ve missed it.
So what’s the key to living life happy? I don’t have them all just yet, but I can offer you one great starting point: We have to control how we feel, and not let our feelings control us. It sounds simple, and it really is in theory, however we know from experience that many things look more simple then they are until we attempt them ourselves.
Living It Happy has become my own personal goal. Life is simply better happy. I would even go as far to say that I believe that it was MADE to be lived happy. When Tim and I wrote the song, we really wanted to capture that happy care free feeling. To put a smile into music and lyrics.
Sometimes I go back and watch the video – just to remind myself to be happy; to laugh, to sing, to let circumstances and experiences just roll of my shoulder – to smile, and to choose again, daily, hourly, moment by moment – to live it happy! 🙂
Do you have a tip on what helps you to live life happy? Leave it in the comments for all to share!