Photo Credits: Christopher Canon
(Slave chain arm band - Papers & Peonies // Wide rimmed hat - Ebay // Top - local boutique // Skater skirt - Ebay)
The other day, while cruising along the reckless roads of Los Angeles, I spotted a random sign that boldly stated:
"Be happy with nothing, and you'll be happy with everything."
It was so short and simple that the phrase came off rather sweetly interpreted in my head as I stalled in a bit of traffic. It made me realize that ultimately Happiness is a choice. Many people can take this quote literally and define "nothing" as being broke or homeless.. But then, I chose not to see it that way because someone can have a plethora of riches and still feel as though they have nothing. Ultimately, happiness is a state of mind, a choice. A person with all the money in the world but nothing materialistic to show for it can be just as happy or even happier than someone who goes broke from being materialistic but is happy with all that he's got. I had a conversation the other day with a friend who told me about how some people in the world have strived to and succeeded at making so much money solely for the purpose of giving it all back to society. When interviewed, they were genuinely happy with their successes, their choices. See now, I'm sure those people lived happily ever after, literally.
Regardless of what you have at this point of life, if you choose to be happy with yourself and embrace inner peace, you'll inevitably be happy with so much more down the line. It all boils down to your choices. Make choices that work toward your desired lifestyle and be happy with your decisions. If you are currently broke, for lack of more optimistic words, you still have the option to do something about it. Don't just dwell. Do something about it. Happiness is the challenge of finding balance between your actions and reactions. Ensure that your train of thoughts parallel your actions and live guilt free.