I’m on a happiness rant. I have an overwhelming feeling of joy. It was a great day. I spent a good portion of it working, sleeping, working, day dreaming and tea with an old friend. I love conversations that are stimulating. The energy you get from someone who has so much goodness is just an amazing feeling.

I wrote once that happiness is a state that is temporary. Our minds adapt. What once gave us happiness no longer gives us joy. We got a new job and that feeling of joy never reaches that peak after you’ve started. You drove your new car and nothing ever makes you feel the same as when you drove it off the lot.

What’s the cause of all this in a non-scientific explanation?

Happiness is an emotion we completely control. It actually has an on and off switch. It’s why when you are at a party you can choose to be happy or you can choose to be miserable. It’s still the same people, same location and same music but our attitude changed. We often think that circumstances, things and people are what makes us happy. But, the reality is that our own perceptions and our mind is what determines happiness.

But it’s now 4:29AM, and I know what will make me happy and that’s going to bed.

Just remember one thing…”Happiness is something you control. Don’t let something or someone that can never be you take it hostage.”

If you give objects and people control over your happiness, you’ll never reach a point where happiness is abundant. Are richer people happier? Are people with the new iPhone 5s happier? Are people with lots of friends happier?

Guess what? It all depends on what you choose to make you happy but ultimately that decision rests with you.

Thank you @muller_adam

Jason Vitug

Jason Vitug is a bestselling author, writer, producer, entrepreneur, and founder of The Smile Lifestyle Brands and the financial wellness marketplace,

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