I’m “running” in the CMBA half marathon (blogging daily from Oct 1st to 13th) by writing “13 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage.”
13 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage
#12 – Choose to be happy.
I have often wondered how my husband survived the first decade (or two?) of our marriage. I was such a glum bunny. I was no fun at all to live with, I’m sure.
I have learned that, for the most part, happiness (or lack there of) is a choice. I know it would be really nice if happiness was about how others treat us or about getting that new [whatever] we want. Sorry. (Well, actually not sorry. If our happiness rested on circumstance or what others do (or don’t do), happiness would be out of our reach much of the time.)
I’m not saying don’t address problems. I’m saying that in any given situation there is much to be happy about, be grateful for and generally celebrate. Choose to be happy and don’t be a glum bunny. Your husband will thank you for it.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
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