Day 3486: Deciding to be happy

Today, I’m deciding to be happy.

I’m sure there’s research that proves that deciding to be happy helps people be happy, but I’m deciding to be happy about not looking up that research.

I’m deciding to be happy about all the images I’m sharing today.

I’m deciding to be happy if I eat cupcakes or milk chocolate today and I’m deciding to be happy that a kind person on Twitter responded thusly to my question “What’s a great sing-along song?”


I’m deciding to be happy about sharing that song here.


Are you deciding to comment on this deciding-to-be-happy post?

I’m deciding to be happy and grateful to YOU!

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18 thoughts on “Day 3486: Deciding to be happy

  1. Kelly Haran

    WWGD? “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
    Groucho Marx🙂

  2. How can you not be happy after sharing these wonderful photos of things you obviously love. You’ve made me happy just looking at them.

  3. I truly choose this every day and while it isn’t a foolproof system, it works the great majority of the time

  4. P.s. be like scrub daddy

  5. I don’t need to decide to feel happy after listening to your song–I just am. And maybe there’s something to that. Sometimes maybe all it takes is deciding to be happy. Sometimes what we need is to decide to engage with something that makes us happy.

  6. Best decision ever 🥰

  7. Even at 7:23 a.m., I’m happy to see Michael’s Italian dinner preparations, Ann!

  8. I think perhaps Joan and I have something in common. Often when I decide to be happy I, too, reach for a treat. 😉

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