I’m sitting here writing this article with a big grin on my face because I feel happy.

You might be wondering what happened to make me feel happy.

Nothing. Not a thing. Zippo.

I’m sitting here feeling gratitude and happiness. I just love feeling this way.

A few years ago, I had Lionel Ketchian as a guest of my radio show. The show was called Happiness Is A Decision. He has formed Happiness Clubs all over the country (maybe all over the world by now!). www.happinessclub.com. Hes teaches people how to be happy. How’s that for a life purpose!

One of the things we discussed was that happiness is a decision. An internal state of well-being that can be felt in direct relationship to something happening or because NOTHING external happened. Happiness is a feeling that can be felt independent of anything needing to happen!

It’s really about letting yourself feel the happiness that already exists within because your soul lives in a state of love, peace, and joy. Ya just gotta decide to let it in!

He believes:

~ You can be Happy right now and for every moment to come for the rest of your life.

~ Being Happy is the most powerful skill you can learn.

~ Happiness empowers greater insight in each of us - to further a collective vision of world peace.

~ Unconditional Happiness spreads incorruptible Love, and brings authentic freedom to all of creation sharing this beautiful planet.

~ It is all up to you. Happiness becomes you.

When we spoke last year he said about 16 years ago he made the decision to be happy every day. Is he successful? He says yes.

Now he admits he has his moments like the rest of us and when that happens he asks himself, “Is this more important than feeling happy? Is this worth giving up my happiness?” In response to the questions, he says he hasn’t found anything to be more important. He isn’t willing to give up his happiness for anyone or anything.

I’m not there yet. I still get caught up in my imaginary mental dramas and stressors.

Yet, I remain optimistic and eager for each opportunity to choose happiness. Today, my happiness found me!

Can you imagine feeling happy every day?

You can if you choose it.

So that’s my challenge to you (and me!).

Celebrate all your life experiences as opportunities to learn and grow.

Make a decision to be happy every day and watch all the good you attract into your life.

Here’s to letting in the joy!

Author's Bio: 

Lorraine Cohen, President of Powerfull Living, brings more than 25 years experience in personal and business coaching, psychological counseling, and sales to thousands of business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders to have greater business success and personal happiness in their life. She is also the host of Powerfull Living Radio - compelling conversations on business, personal, and spiritual topics. Contact her for speaking engagements and customized leadership programs for your company or organization. Visit www.powerfull-living.biz
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