Sometimes life slaps us across the face and gives us a bit of a wake-up call. You may have had a tough day at work, gotten into an argument with a family member or a loved one, money gets tight, or maybe you just start feeling a little down or depressed.
It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday, two days ago, or any day in the past. You are here. Today. Right now. In this very present moment in time. Be happy for that! There are always many reasons to be happy today – even during the tough times that we are all facing.
Whatever happened yesterday, good or bad, leave it there and focus on today. Today is a new day, a new opportunity for you to become the best individual that you can be, and a new opportunity to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
A new day gives us hope. The slate is wiped clean and we have a new opportunity to do, create, or be anything that we want to be. When times are challenging (as they are now), that is honestly the best time to focus on your happiness and well-being. Opportunity is knocking and waiting to be seized. But it is up to each of us as individuals to seize that opportunity before it passes us by.
This doesn’t mean that we completely disregard and don’t acknowledge the past. Rather, it means that we have learned from our past, accepted what has happened knowing that we won’t be able to change it, and instead decide to look forward because that is the direction in which we are going.
With all of the pain, heartache, negativity, and anxiety that the world is feeling right now, I want to share with you 3 reasons to be happy today. Know that there are always going to be good times and bad times, but no matter what happens, you are in sole control of your own happiness.
3 Reasons To Be Happy TODAY – Even During Tough Times
Let go of what happened yesterday and focus on the here and now. Here are 3 reasons to be happy today – even during these tough times.
Be Happy For Your Health
Do you want to know the number one reason as to why you should be happy today? It’s because you are alive and healthy.
There are so many humans, people just like you and me, who are having to fight for their lives during this pandemic. The fact that you and I are sitting here right now and are healthy, nothing can match that. Yes, we might be confined to the walls of our homes, but this is PARADISE compared to some of the situations that others are in.
People are losing their jobs and struggling to put food in their stomachs. Others are living out their final weeks not being able to see their family members as they are being isolated. If you are like me and “stuck at home,” you have it good! You are winning. Be grateful for that, be grateful that you have food to feed your body, and be grateful that you are healthy.
Be Happy For Opportunity
Another reason to be happy today… you have the opportunity and the freedom to essentially do whatever you want to do in life and be whoever it is that you want to be. Today is a brand new day, a brand new opportunity for you to go after your dreams and to create the life that you want for yourself.
Not everybody in the world has the same opportunity as you and I have. In fact, out of the 8 billion individuals who live on this planet, only 1 billion have an income of more than $10 per day. We are blessed. We literally have the world and endless amounts of opportunities at the tips of our very fingers. Why wouldn’t we be happy about that?
Accept today as the start of your new beginning. It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past. Let go of what you can’t control, learn from your mistakes, and seize today for the many opportunities that it will present.
Be Happy For The Gift of Life
Lastly, you and I are living the greatest gift known to man – we are living the gift of life. There is no greater gift known to man.
Think about it for a moment, we can speak, we can feel emotion, we can create any life that we envision for ourselves, and we can create happiness. The odds of becoming human are 1 in 400 trillion! We don’t need to win the lottery because we are living the lottery. We have overcome the greatest odds – that of being fortunate enough to be human. The fact that we are healthy and have the ability to create our future is only an added bonus.
Life isn’t always easy, but nothing in life worth having comes easy, and nothing that comes easy in life is worth having. You are still living the greatest gift. Don’t let anything take that away from you.
Before You Go
Happiness doesn’t come from having more than others, from being better than others, or by achieving more than others. Happiness comes from within – from being the best version of yourself that you can be.
No matter how challenging times may be, stay present, live in the moment, appreciate all that life has given to you, and make the most out of every opportunity that comes your way.
Today may be it. With life, you just never know when the end of the road is near. So make the most out of today and treat it as if it is going to be your last. Be strong, be grateful, and be happy. You got this!