is a choice, but not one where you just say “I’m going to be happy now”. It’s an “everyday type of choice”. The kind that you have to make first thing when you wake up in the morning and repeat before you go to sleep. this is what I do. I wake up and stand in front of my mirror. i tell myself that i am happy, that i’m proud of myself, that I am beautiful just the way God made me, and that the important people in my life do love and care about me. It’s amazing how this little ritual can change my outlook. And sometimes I think the positive energy I try to put out actually impacts the events in my life and the people around me. Yes happiness is a choice, but i’m starting to think it’s also a way of life.