“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”

-Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

 

If what Dale Carnegie says is true, then we need only control our thoughts in order to be happy. Of course, things will happen that hurt us, set us back, make us sad, make us angry…maybe even almost break us. But what happens to us does not matter half as much as how we think about ourselves in the aftermath of these occurrences that are beyond our control. Happiness; sadness; anger; frustration; these are all fleeting. But joy is rooted in who we are at our core. Our joy stems from the light in which we view ourselves in and where we place our worth.

 

The moment you open your eyes in the morning, find a way to be grateful for the chance to be a part of and live the day ahead. No matter what happens, you have this moment, so use it. Change the world in which you exist by seeing yourself as the very one capable to take on such a challenge.

 

With the distinct possibility that we’ve never met, I absolutely believe in you…so you better start believing in yourself.