I choose happiness.
I’m acting as if—
as if I am successful,
radiant, at peace,
I smile for no reason,
I discover smiling feels good.
I laugh out loud.
I realize I don’t have to wait to be happy;
it’s a choice I make right now within myself,
in spite of the external conditions of my life.
I’m not waiting for something to happen
in order to be happy.
I choose happiness,
and it feels wonderful!
PS There is science behind this. Check out this TED talk by Shawn Achor. He wrote a book called The Happiness Advantage and backs up what he says with research!