As we grow from childhood all the way through our early midlife years, it can often seem that happiness is either something that happens to us out of luck or good fortune, or is something that we have to work hard to earn or deserve. But one of the biggest discoveries as we age beyond midlife is that happiness can also be a choice we make. Following are seven choices that are yours to make, regardless of the circumstances you are facing at any particular moment, guaranteed to bring about the experience of happiness for which you yearn.
Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. is Founder of FierceWithAge, the Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality. Dr. Orsborn, who earned her doctorate in religion from Vanderbilt University, is the best-selling author of 21 books including her newest book: Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn. Dr. Orsborn is a sought after speaker/retreat leader and spiritual director.