Havana Sundaes: Happiness Is…

Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own accomplishments and the blessings I’ve been given.

The hardest part of my day to day life is simply learning to enjoy it and not take everything so serious.  I am a serious person that is highly critical on my past and present actions.  Their consequence is my future path.

In the last year or so I have learned to celebrate myself more, look to others for approval less, and when I’ve done enough to simply say “no”.  Few understand that about me, especially the people have been in my life the longest and have seen the most of my heart but from one day to the next God has shown me my path, obstacles to that path, and most importantly He has shown me the tools to maneuver these obstacles.

Life is struggle and a swirl of highs and lows.  Our failures are our lessons and our successes a test of our strength of character.  It is harder to stand firm on solid ground than it is to plant your feet in the shifting sands.

I choose to be happy, to enjoy every moment because once spent I will never see it again.  I choose to live in the moment and while still planning, not getting so upset I can’t fathom that there might be more than one way or something better waiting in the wings.

– L.M. Carbonell

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