“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
Happiness is within reach.
We all have demons. We all have external factors in our lives that are weighing on us that we cannot control. But fundamentally, I believe happiness is simply a state of mind that anyone can achieve… if they put their mind to it.
Happiness is not achieved when we rid our lives of all challenges… that is impossible. It is more about how we react to and deal with the challenges in our lives. If we react with contempt and disgust and blame and self-pity, then we can expect those feelings to envelope us. I think the better path is to seek to accept the challenge, recognize our part in it, learn from our mistakes, forgive ourselves and move on.