Today I found an article about choosing to be happy:
Sebenarnya, bahagia tidaklah butuh alasan. Kamu bahagia karena kamu ingin bahagia. Kamu tidak bahagia karena kamu tidak ingin bahagia. Sesederhana itu. Kamulah satu-satunya orang yang memegang kendali atas perasaanmu, jangan biarkan kebahagiaanmu terpatok pada seseorang atau sesuatu.
Roughly translated, it means,
“Happiness does not need a reason. You are happy because you want/choose to be happy. You are unhappy because you choose to be unhappy. It’s as simple as that. You are the only one driving/controlling your state of happiness, and it is not dependent on someone or something.”
I find that so beautiful and deep in its simplicity.
How to choose to be happy? By being content and grateful.
Surely if one is never grateful then, she can have a million things from her list of wants and can never be satisfied.
Alternatively if you have nothing, yet you are grateful in your nothingness- you are choosing to be happy. In some magical way, you are strangely fulfilled in your state of incompleteness.
Happiness should not be pegged to something that may or may not happen, something that have or have not happenned.
Happiness should be free from material.
It should exist from within you. It is your choice.
You are the driver of your own happiness.