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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.” – Greg Anderson

“At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.” – Erin Cummings

Today’s quotes revolve around integration and responsibility. Gandhi states that you can achieve happiness when you are integrated. Anderson states you can achieve wellness. Cummings gives us some advice about responsibility.

Of the three I gravitate toward Cummings. His advice is quite wise. Steven Covey offered the same kind of advice, when he stated, “The moment you think the problem is out there; that is the problem (paraphrased).” He speaks about personal responsibility and our need to understand that the problems we have are of our own creation. So true. Sometimes problems are created in our mind. We think we have a problem, someone else doesn’t see it. The same goes for happiness.

We can either choose to be happy or we can choose to be miserable. Happiness is not a journey; it is a state of mind. When someone tells me that when they do, get, or become something they’ll be happy, I pity them. Don’t get me wrong, goals are great things to go after, but not for the purpose of being happy. If you chase happiness, you’ll be chasing it your whole life.

Be happy today. It is nothing more than making a choice.

Until tomorrow…