Author of YA & NA, Romantic Sci-Fi & Contemporary Romance. Represented by the incomparable @AKA_Terrie of @AKA_Lit. Live with my sweet husband, Mike. We have two teen girls. Reside on Teenage Drama Island. Seriously need a vacation to Adult Sans Kids Resort.
Life doesn’t always hand out rainbows and sunshine. Often it delivers hailstorms
and acid rain. Actually, life downright sucks sometimes. People can be shitty,
and the government routinely fails us. Our bodies don’t always hold up the way
we’d like. People we love sometimes leave, or get sick and die, while there isn’t a damned
thing we can do about it. How can anyone be truly happy on this spinning ball
of misery we call Earth?
Before us all lay two paths. Path A and Path B.
Path A: I let circumstances and outside forces determine my perception
of life. Empower others to control my emotional journey. Permit the economy,
the weather, or other people to affect my level of contentment. Really there
are a million different factors I might allow to govern my happiness. I call Path A the Play-dough Path, because it can be shaped and molded by many factors.
What's your path?
B: I am content with my existence at any given moment, regardless of financial
status, physical well-being, or the state of the world as a whole. I find a way
to be grateful for the blessings God has given me, while understanding, no
matter how good or how bad my life may appear, there will always be someone who
has it better AND someone who has it worse. Path B I simply call Happiness.
Every person selects
their path, traversing one or the other at any given time. Sometimes, I jump
from one path to the other, like a kid playing hopscotch, barefooted on
scalding cement in the summer sun.
Today, I choose
happiness. What path have you chosen?