Life is full of choices. We make them all the time. What to eat, what to wear, what to say and what to do. We make choices all the time. It boggles my mind that the one choice we don’t make is the choice to be happy. We just take what life throws at us, and we react to it. You don’t have to do that….you have a choice. When life gets you down, make the conscious decision to be happy. Don’t ignore what’s getting you down, don’t avoid it, but look it squarely in the face (figuratively of course) and say “Yeah, this is happening, but I’m not going to let it get me down.” Look for solutions, look for ways to fix it, and above all, laugh and find joy in the other things around you. Choose hope, not sadness, choose joy and not despair. Above all, choose YOU!