ChooseOur attitude is something that many of us just haven’t thought much about. Our emotions come and go, but we often don’t consciously think about them. If we did make a conscious effort to study what we’re doing, we’d be able to change them. Acknowledging that we have a choice in how we allow our internal dialogue to take place is the first step in changing that head-speak and then changing our emotions that follow. Most have heard many times, “Attitude is everything.” Well, it may not be everything, but it sure can change the way outcomes eventually unfold, and ultimately our level of happiness our circumstances. Few people in present-day have talked to more people and truly tried to uncover the root of happiness more than Oprah Winfrey. According to a writer for Harper Bazaar, Oprah has had something very reflective to say about happiness. When interviewed by Vogue, Oprah said, “I live in a very beautiful space that I created, and every time I leave home and I’m driving out the back with the pond and the ducks, and I’m looking at the grass and I see the house on the hill, I have this moment where I think about when Dorothy says in The Wizard of Oz, ‘I learnt I didn’t have to look further than my own backyard.’ Every time I think of that.” Now, we all don’t have the same existence that Oprah has, but we all have the same ability to exercise that same power of choice in how we view things. So, let me part with this. There’s happiness, and there’s unhappiness. Choose.