I remember as a child that I would be asked if I was happy and that I instinctively would say, “yes.” I was often asked why and never had a good answer, but began to question myself as to why I was happy and questioned myself into a permanent state of unhappiness. What a tragedy!

I no longer need to answer that question, as I am perpetually happy. It took me many years of determined effort to know that I did not need to “try” and be happy, but rather, I just needed to commence believing that I was entitled to be, was and would continue to be. Every morning I awaken to a new day I am ecstatic!!

Each of us has a right to experience happiness and joy right now! Not a minute from now, tomorrow or next week, but at this instant in time as you read these words. Happiness is not a goal to achieve. It is a state of mind and belief. I either choose to be happy or choose not to be. Being happy does not mean I do not feel sad, angry, frustrated or any other normal response to real life maladies, but it does mean that when those episodes are concluded, I am still happy. It is my state of being happy that helps me get through the rough spots in my life.

The happier I am the more positive I will be, the better I will feel and the more successful I will be at all that I do.

My prayer for you today is that you stop seeking happiness and rather, “be” happy. You deserve it!

Continue your journey toward spiritual and emotional wellness by contacting me today. You may reach me via phone at 954-755-3764 or email Rabbi Mitch.

Hugs and blessings for a joyous day!


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