Lux Thinking Aloud

I Choose To Be Happy

5:32 PM

Disappointments are inevitable. 
Misery is optional.
-Joel Osteen


I choose to be happy because what could misery do?

I choose to be happy because self-pity is not pretty. Literally. It made me look sick.

I choose to be happy because though I know I needed the time to grieve what I lost; self-worth, self-esteem and self- respect, I know too that it has to end.

Because I've realized that it's not right to punish myself for another person's mistakes. It's not fair for me to suffer the consequences of their choices. It's not wise to drag myself down to their misery where they are comfortable to settle in in the first place.

I choose to be happy because the world is full of wondrous things, endless opportunities and boundless possibilities, and I can't miss them just because I'm too busy looking down, too defeated to look up and see the beauty around me.

I choose to be happy because it's the most selfless, most generous, most liberating and kindest gift I could give myself.

I choose to be happy because it's the wisest decision I could make.

I choose to be happy because I know I deserve no less.

I am happy because I choose to be.




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121 comments

  1. just what I needed this morning :)

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  2. Love it ,what a wonderful Post sweet Lady!

    Have a great Day ,kisses :)

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  3. **waves** Hiya Luxy....wow!....I love what you have done with your blog....It has a faster loading time...Nice one. Oh yes mami! you should choose happiness over anything else. I am happy that you actually did a lil self-realization.....cuz truly, the time spent on self-pity and licking your wounds can be spent on doing better things like tapping out of the numerous opportunities that life has presented us with. I am happy for you mami...

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  4. Awe Lux... I am choosing to be happy too... it's not a simple road to follow but one I have committed too... although there are bumps in the road, I am working on not allowing the bumps to take me down... I love your inspirational posts xox

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  5. Agreed. We make ourselves happy.

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  6. Lovely post!
    I choose to be happy as well! :D
    xoxo

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  7. Hi Lux, Your choice is surely the right one. I have not been following your blog long enough to know what happened that caused so much agony, but whatever it was, you are clearly embracing a return to the joyful life. Blessings to you. John

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  8. A lovely inspirational post, thank you x

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  9. Very uplifting!! Misery will only make us sick. Thanks for the visit.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  10. Beautiful thoughts and reminders today :) It's true - we choose how to think and see the world. We CAN choose gratitude, happiness, and a positive outlook on life.

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  11. Gorgeously written! You are right; we all deserve happiness and we should let ourself be happy!

    WritingMonique

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  12. This is such a beautiful and inspiring post hun :) I think it's important to remember that we are all responsible for our own happiness
    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  13. Lux, I'm with you....I choose to be happy!

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  14. Beautifully written. You made the right choice to be happy.

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  15. Happiness really is a choice, rather than something that just happens to you. Great post, Lux.

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  16. Love. Love. What a great message -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  17. Being happy does come within. We can choose to be whatever we want. Miserable or happy. I choose happy too.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  18. You are so right, Lux! Hugs! :)

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  19. Yes, yes. We get to choose how to live our lives, what to do with our emotions, how we want to respond to what's going on around us.

    Love this, Lux!

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  20. Inspirational post!

    http://mimiandchichi.com/

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  21. Choosing to be happy is the best thing someone can do for themselves. :)

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  22. Very good post.... Made me smile... I choose to be happy because I AM happy. Happiness is a choice --and all of us, no matter what our situation is, can find some happiness with a good attitude.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  23. It's great that you've chosen to be happy! And I like your reasons!

    sunandsany

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  24. You have made a great choice! Happiness is so much more fun than not being happy. I hope you have a wonderful and happy rest of the week.

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  25. more people should choose to be happy! even if it's not always something easy to do:-) x

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  26. You made a wise choice.Being ever so much older than you I can tell that it works.

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  27. Hi! I love this, and I agree, I always choose happiness. It achieves nothing to be sad all it does is make you feel even sadder! Keep smiling! xx

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  28. Wise words! I also can't stand self-pity. It's the best choice you can do:)

    jointyicroissanty

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  29. Beautiful post !!!!


    xo

    http://www.thetrendysurfer.com/

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  30. glad i stopped by, just what i needed . Some inspiration. Be happy it drives people crazy .

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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  31. This post is everything! Great job. And happiness is the best choice you could possibly make in this life. :)

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  32. Choose happy! We do make that choice every day, no matter what's going on in our lives. Very inspiring post!

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  33. wow this entry is so touching
    lovely
    thanks for this positive energy!

    hope you too visit my Blog <3
    http://miss-amelyrose.blogspot.de/

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  34. I love it, Lux! Very positive and uplifting. :)

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  35. I couldn't agree more. I also stay onto a happy side:). Thank you so much I missed to have you around. I also missed to be here too. Hope we can stay connect again:).

    Have a lovely one:).

    Tanya
    http://attraction2fashion.com

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  36. My boyfriend and I were just talking about this subject :) great post

    The Latest. Beauty & Colour

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  37. And happiness is so infectious...great choice sweets

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  38. What an inspiring post dear, thank you for sharing this... ;)

    love,
    Cassie Thriftier

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  39. Beautiful post!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  40. Long long before, I had written a similar post too...
    The choice to be happy!

    Nice :)

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  41. Very beautiful and inspiring, made me feel happy reading it and I definitely agree on everything here!

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  42. You made the right chose :)
    Bisous,
    Julie | http://www.juliechagas.com/

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  43. Such good reasons to be happy.

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  44. I needed to read this today. Thank you for writing such a positive message! :)
    http://trend-mixblog.com/

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  45. Definitely choose to be happy!! Negatives things happen to everyone, but it's what we do with them that counts!! Wonderful positive message :) xx

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  46. I love how uplifting this post is! It is so important to be positive and happy-- it makes all the difference in the world!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  47. Great read- and so true! :)

    Happy Thursday!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  48. Nice post, I so agree with you!

    xo Xenia
    Xenia's Boudoir

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  49. Great reminder that happiness is always a choice. I can't remember the source on this, but a friend was telling me about a study she read about that found that the happiness levels of lottery winners were comparable to the happiness levels of paralyzed people.

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  50. Sometimes we forget that we do have a choice. Thanks for the reminder. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  51. Absolutely wonderful Lux! I'm happy that you're choosing to be happy!

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  52. I love your attitude----being thankful for each day keep us happy!

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  53. You should be happy you deserve it! I feel lucky that I got to read this inspiring post which I could really relate with! Thanks for the inspiration, I would too try to be happy as you said! <3

    Happy Weekend
    Ritcha
    http://www.myfashionfootprints.com/
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com/

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  54. Beautiful picture ! I totally agree with you ;) Thanks for your comment on my blog ! http://valeriesdays.blogspot.fr/

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  55. Lovely and grat post! :)
    inpiriting!
    I have a new post if you want to see it ---> Fashion Blog: The Silver Feline

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  56. Keep being happy for there is no other way. :)

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  57. Life can certainly drag one away from happiness, which is always related to our circumstances. Thankfully, Jesus gives us joy and peace. Blessings to you.

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  58. Ahhh what a powerful post!!! Loved it and I choose to be happy, too! Love you and thank you for every single word you wrote for us. Love, Liuba x

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  59. Great thoughts! So simple yet so powerful what a happy and thankful mindset can do.

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  60. Lux, thank you for encouraging me to choose to be happy today. Beautiful words shared on Grace & Truth linkup. Have a great day, Kim Stewart
    www.kimstewartinspired.com

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  61. Wonderfully written and I love the general message you're sending out a lot! Beautiful photo too. x - Naomi in Wonderland

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  62. Love your personal posts Lux! Always be happy!
    Xx,
    Nilu Yuleena
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  63. I think being happy is the best thing in your life because it is the stage that you feel fulfilled from everything :)

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  64. Beautiful inpisting post!
    www.alessandrastyle.com

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  65. great choice! love this post! <3
    love, liz
    www.stylewich.com

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  66. This was such an amazing and inspirational post. I loved it.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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  67. Exactly what I needed today. Thank you so much for this post. Also, I've completely fallen in love with your blog ever since I came across it a few days ago. I'm seriously hooked!!
    Love from Dubai,
    Aena

    www.TouchofA.com

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  68. I choose Happiness as well. :)
    Happy Spring to you!!
    Marie

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  69. Wonderful post. I agree with everything you wrote. Thanks for sharing :)
    http://www.mimosasandme.com

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  70. I just read your "about" page. Beautiful. You are a wise young woman :)

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  71. Hello, greetings and good wishes.

    Amazing post. Fantastic you chose to be happy. We all deserve to be happy. Life is short and there is no meaning in being sad, depressed, worried or down cast.

    Every line of your post is a morale booster. Yes, happiness is a matter of deliberate choice which has many benefits in our outlook, health, relationship, performance at work place and plays a great role in being a success in life.

    Best wishes

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  72. Lux, this was such a great read! What a wonderful reminder to choose joy and happiness against all odds! Thank you for sharing this! Infinite blessings to you, Love! :-)

    #Grace&TruthLinkup ;-)

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  73. I am Happy because I got to read such beautiful positive attitudes in you. I am sorry for I couldn't frequently read your updates since I am away~ :D

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  74. Every time I wake up in the morning after I pray, I choose to be happy!

    xx,
    Jewel
    www.jewelclicks.com

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  75. Bonjour ma belle,
    Comme c'est beau et vrai ♥ Il faut profiter de chaque petit bonheur que la vie nous offre ♥

    Je t'embrasse

    Manon

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  76. Love it, such a positive and happy post :)

    See you Lux xx

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  77. I love it :) Made my day

    Veronika
    http://livingbypanicca.blogspot.sk/

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  78. I love this post! Happiness is a choice and sometimes we need to be reminded about that fact. Love your positive attitude! Awesome! :)
    ~Jess

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  79. I love the photo at the top--such a happy smile. Be happy (but part of me doesn't like that saying that, the old song, "Don't worry, Be Happy" is going to be stuck in my mind!) Even so, I'll smile.

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  80. Love how well-written this post is. Happiness is a choice. Therefore, we must always choose to be happy. :)

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl

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  81. That's all you need :) to be happy! Perfect post! Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  82. Hello my dear Luxy! <3 Just like you, I choose to be happy too. I mean, it's like either we be happy or we be sad. And why be sad? Life's too short for regrets, you know? :) Such a wonderful post to start my day!! :)

    http://anshul90.com

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  83. O cheiro daquele perfume é realmente incrível! ;)

    A felicidade é a melhor escolha que podemos fazer.

    Ótimo domingo!

    Beijo! ^^

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  84. I choose to be happy is a wonderful title: I have to remember it when I feel down... :)))
    Thanks a lot for this fab post!

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  85. Such a lovely post! What a great way to motivate people! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  86. Amen!! Joy is s choice - not an easy one but so worth it! Hope your weekend was great.

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  87. Wonderful .! Great message :)

    www.elegant365.com

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  88. I choose to be happy, too. Just what I needed to go through this crappy day. :)

    www.jhanzey.net

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  89. What an encouraging and refreshing post!

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  90. LUX!!!! Congrats on your .com! haha :D yes! HAPPINESS ALWAYS! :D

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  91. ang weird lang hindi ka nalabas sa blogger feeds ko...hmmm

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  92. love the quote you used, dear! misery is optional.
    it's our choice to stay happy or stay nega. chos! hehe :)

    http://lavinajampit.blogspot.com/

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  93. Beautiful and SO true! I wish everyone in the world had to read this!

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  94. I love the title, because I believe happiness is a choice!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  95. Awesome! I am reading this to my kids right now!

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  96. You have a wonderful blog, great observations. It took me a very long time to figure out that happiness is a choice. Your miles ahead of most of us. Thanks so much for visiting my girls, I'm sure they appreciate your support and kind words.

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  97. Misery is optional...
    So right :)))
    Have a lovely evening... !!!

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  98. Thanks for dropping by my blog, stay beautiful and happy! <3

    — Michelle | MXP STYLE

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  99. lovey read. you're right, Its we who choose our happiness :)
    http://theknotstory.com/

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  100. How many people are missing the joys of life because they allow misery to take them over. Happiness is an intrinsic state...a choice. Over the years, I've realized I can be happy with having less...those that I truly need and important to me.

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  101. That is a great decision my dear. If everyone would take the same decision, that would be great. Nice post.

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  102. Amen, Lux! It is freeing to choose to be happy and see all the wonder that God created for us to enjoy! Blessings to you and thanks for such an encouraging article :)

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  103. Today, I choose to come here... to get inspired and to refresh my life. To read sometihing encouraging..Yes, Lux I also choose to be happy today

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  104. It sounds like you have a lot to be happy about which makes me happy too! For some reason, it won't go through when I try to Follow your blog. It just says to try again later. The same thing happened last week. Let me know if you have any suggestions. In the meantime, I'll keep trying.

    Julie

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  105. Being happy is the best route ahead.

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  106. What a wonderful, encouraging, uplifting post, Lux! Thanks for sharing....God bless!

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  107. such good reasons and I also pretty much always choose the "happy".

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  108. Totally agree with your title. We must be positive :)

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  109. What beautiful words, such a stunning piece and so positive. You so such wise things. Thank you so much for linking up with us at Friday Reflections

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  110. So Nice Lux. Thank you for this artiicle.
    Loads of Blessings

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