Pascal said, “We are never living but only hoping to live: and looking forward always to being happy, it is inevitable that we are never so.”

Being happy is a state of mind that comes from the inside. It is not the result of outside circumstances.  So many seem to think they will be happy when they get the new job, house, shiny car, e.t.c..  So they are not happy now and waiting.  Once they obtain these things more often than not they are disappointed.

Happiness is produced by internal beliefs, thoughts, and ideas.  In life we often let circumstances make us unhappy. A life situation may come up, a person may disrespect you and you might find that you react with anger frustration, resentment out of habit.  Perhaps people take life to personally. So break the habit. We all have a choice as to how we react to things that arise. We have the ability to change how we think and how we react.  It’s all a matter of attitude. So change your mindset and live happy.

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