It amazes me when I stop to think about how each person on this planet is so much different from someone that is standing next to them, someone that lives next door or someone that works down the street. Each one of us has different interests, different favorite foods, different favorite music, different morals as well. What is interesting, however, is that we all want the same things out of life, no matter our differences.
We all want to be accepted. We all want to be loved. We all want to be successful. We all want to make fun memories. In a nutshell, we all want happiness. Some will tell you “happiness can never be achieved.” I believe this is a false statement. Happiness is a state of mind. You choose how to deal with the cards you are dealt in this life. Yes, sadness and anger are part of dealing with things, but ultimately, you have to pick yourself up and decide to give life everything you have. You were not put here to suffer and hate your life, you were put here to find your purpose and serve that purpose. So, happiness IS a choice. You choose to make your life the best you can, even if you have to go through numerous challenges.
I believe that the best way to get all of this is to work as hard as you can, for everything you want in this life. After all, you get back what you put in. So, when we are looking for something in life, we should decide to put effort into someone else or a cause. Then, we will get something out of it, maybe what we wanted, or maybe something even better.