" When life throws lemons, make lemonade or just bring out the Tequila ".
In other words, we face situations and incidents as a part of our everyday Life. But more important or rather crucial than the situation, is our response or reaction to it. There is not much difference in spelling between the two words response and reaction, but there is a world of difference that it makes to ones life. Reaction is being in alignment with the event that you just experienced. If someone shouts at you, you shout back. If someone irritates you, you get irritated. Getting the flow ?
Well read on. We do this on a regular basis that it has become a part of us and we dont realise. If you feel you dont belong to my generalisation here, good for you. But this habit that we have sub-consciously created for ourselves, allows our circumstances to dictate and control the way we feel. So if we could change that , woudnt that be the best.
Someone wise once said and still says, " Happiness is a Choice.". Just try this exercise and let me know how it works for you. Everytime your faced with a negative circumstance or situation, before reacting immediately, just imagine yourself as a third party to whats happening, think for a few seconds if it is really worth reacting negatively over, and most of the times you should say " No, this is not worth it especially at the cost of my happinesss". This is when you are Responding to the scenario.
So there you have it. All you have to do, is make the Right Choice for You !
And when your a Happy individual you will find yourself surrounded by Happy individuals. Its the secret formula - Like attracts Like.