You might think it’s irresponsible to be happy. You might believe the world is too traumatic and that it would be insensitive to let your happiness show. You might think that bliss is for fairy tales and that ecstasy is fleeting. You might think you’re too damaged, too weary, to be happy. You might feel discouraged, small, ignored, unimportant.

Or… you might choose to look deep within; you might believe that there’s plenty of good in the world and lots more on the horizon; you might choose to forgive everyone who’s ever made you feel inadequate or caused you harm; you might discover your true purpose in life and in so doing you’ll discover that life has meaning.

And then? You might choose, today, right now, to be happy. And tomorrow, too.