We All Deserve To Be Happy

we all deserve to be happy

we all deserve to be happy

Believe that you deserve to be happy.

As I was driving to work this morning, I remember thinking to myself, “Wow, I am way too happy today.” Seriously, I remember thinking how I would feel if I suddenly got a flat tire. Not even the thought of that was enough to cripple my happiness. Why was I so happy at 7 o’clock in the morning? Then I asked myself, “Do I even deserve to be happy?”

It was a weird and random thought at 7 o’clock in the morning, but there was just this guilt that was hovering over me. What made me different from others? Why am I blessed with an amazing family, a job that I enjoy going to, and a mostly positive attitude. I mean, I know that I have had my struggles before, but why was I gifted with the strength to overcome those challenges?

The more I thought about it, the more guilty I was feeling. Finally, I realized that I just had to let go. I let go of the guilt, and I quit questioning why it was that I deserve to be happy. The truth of the matter is, I do deserve to be happy. I deserve to be happy, and so do you. We all deserve to be happy in life.

We all put so much thought and stress into the uncertainties of life to the point where it hinders our happiness. You know what I am talking about. We worry about what might happen in our personal lives, what might happen at work tomorrow, how we are going to pay our bills, or what it is that we may be missing in life.

But you have to remember that you, I, and everyone else around us are worth much more deserving than any amount of the unwanted thoughts that pass through our heads. Our lives are more valuable than having a paycheck, meeting a deadline at work, or any of the other uncertainties that consume our daily thoughts. The longer that we keep living with the idea of “what if,” the longer that we are going to suffer. Our lives are going to consist of nothing more than worry and doubt. That isn’t really how life is supposed to be lived.

What is important to you? Who are you surrounding yourself with? What are you doing to accomplish your dreams? These are the questions that you need to be asking yourself, because these are the areas that consume the majority of your life. If you are not happy with your life right now, then you simply need to look in the mirror, and ask yourself what you can do to improve your life.

We all deserve to be happy because we are human. We are all going to make many mistakes along the way. Everyone makes mistakes. But these mistakes will never define who we are. The present and future are wide open for the taking. Whatever future it is that you want in life, you have the opportunity to create it. This very second, you have a choice. You can choose to live in the past, or you can choose to wipe a clean slate for yourself, and start fresh right now.

We all deserve to be happy because we are alive. We are living the greatest gift known to man. There are going to be some lows, but the only way those lows will ever define us, is if we allow them to. We are bigger and brighter than any past decision. We are bigger and brighter than any of the mistakes that we have made. And we are bigger than the mistakes that we will continue to make on a daily basis.

Life is what we make of it. Me, well I want to live my life to the best of my ability. A life with no regret, no shame, and no embarrassment to be the unique individual that I am. So yes, you know what, I do deserve to be happy. And so does everyone else. We all deserve to be happy. So go and live your life with happiness, and live your life how you want to live it.

Michael Bonnell

11/3/2018

 

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