Happiness is a choice and I choose to be happy.
It's a life long pursuit, something that screams contagious, gets better with age and as I stated first, it's an absolute choice by you.
I believe that every little thing in life is usually easier said than done. This idea of happiness being one of them. It's easy to say that life is better when you're happy but it's another thing to make it happen. To actually be living it.
This takes a lot of hard work though (something a lot of people are afraid of). Are we surprised? If you are, you shouldn't be. At this point you should have learned that everything worth having (including happiness) has to have some deep motivation behind it and overall a bad ass work ethic.
Happiness isn't exactly something in our bloodline. It's not genetic. It's a trait everyone has (somewhere in there) that is tested as each day goes.
This life long pursuit means that you have to look for and find it every day (gosh, I'm tired just thinking about that). Happiness is going to play hide and seek with you and you have to make a valid effort to count to 10 and catch it red handed.
It is oh so contagious. You're happy, I guarantee you make someone else around you happy. Oppositely, you're pissed off, you don't like anyone right now, every song on the radio sucks, of course you're stuck in a traffic jam, and shit you just spilled coffee on your brand new shirt (sounds like my nightmare). Surround yourself with happy souls. Smiling, belly laughing, corny joke telling, dancing naked happy souls.
Age is a factor. I know what you're thinking. There is no way I can be happier than when I was 10 playing at the playground with all my bff's. Or when I was running around the house in just my diaper, with spaghetti on my face, and an open marker in my hand as I drew on the walls of my mother's just cleaned house. But it gets better. Just as fine wine gets better with age so does this happiness business.
It's a wonderful choice. All you have to do is say yes. Say yes to happiness. It's that easy folks! Today, tomorrow, everyday I am going to choose to be happy. Even when it gets hard and your emotions run wild, and you trip in front of a huge crowd of people, and your phone dies when you are using the GPS to get somewhere you have no idea where you am going. You are going to choose to laugh it off (it might be a very sarcastic laugh with a smile that your teeth are grinding under). But, choose to laugh because a laugh brings a smile and a smile usually brings along happiness.