I am choosing to be happy today. That is within my power. I can look for the bad or I can look for the good. I may not feel happy at the time but I can start doing things that do make me happy. Often those things that I am happy about, I need to include in my life. In other words, I can sit in my misery with other people or in situations where I know I am going to be miserable or I can find something that makes me happy inside. Like a nice walk, helping others, watching a funny movie etc. The list could go on. I do have major depressive episodes and sometimes my mood may drop and it is a struggle to make the effort to get out of that situation. I know it will pass. During those times, I need to forgive myself for not living up to my own standards. God didn't make junk, so I know I am good enough.