happy. i am happy. i choose to be happy. the last while i have felt so much overwhelming gratitude for my life and the blessing i have from my father in heaven. is my life perfect? no. but that doesn't mean i'm not happy. sure there are things i'd like, more money-who wouldn't, more time-yes please, a new home-i'd take that. but the truth is i wouldn't be any happier if any of these blessings happened in my life. i think i learned to choose happiness since a young age because my parents were happy people and choose optimism and helped me see that life is better when we choose to be happy and we control our emotions. am i ever sad, upset, frusturated-yes and yes. but those seem to be fleeting emotions and happiness prevails. i recently found this article on ksl and i thought, yes, these are some of the things i try to do, these are some of the ways i've had to train myself to think, happiness is a habit. if you find yourself unhappy these are a few thoughts to maybe consider. if i'd add anything to the list it would be go about doing good. i'm find that i'm happy when i'm thinking of others, not myself.