Beneficial Thought: Happiness is a Choice

Posted on December 02, 2016
Updated on June 26, 2020

We are at the time of the year when there are so many responsibilities pulling us in many different directions. There is a carefree and lively energy in the air now because the holidays are quickly upon us. As November closed with a lovely New Moon in Sagittarius, the amazing energy carries over into December. The great news is that this optimistic vibe is available for you to enjoy for most of the month. It is important to remember to cling to Sagittarius energy this month.

December will throw you a few curveballs that could really make you feel the pressure of the holidays. Today’s Beneficial Thought is all about those times when you’re not feeling optimistic, but you should choose to be happy anyway. Jupiter will help you be hopeful, cheerful, and light-hearted all through December, but you’re the one in control of your thoughts and how they impact you.

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Happiness is a Choice

There will be times this month when making the choice to be positive will be more difficult than other times. It’s the nature of the thing we’re in called life. There aren’t any major transits from the Universe coming at you this month. There is a lot of stuff you need to do with the holidays and the end of the year approaching, life in general, is going to feel incredibly busy. Which usually means you’re going to feel more stressed.

There will be plenty of these moments to test your patience and they won’t necessarily be sent to you from the Universe. You might get stuck in a traffic jam with 400 other cars and you are late for your little one’s Christmas concert; you have 40 people in front of you in line at the department store and the person at the cash is throwing a fit for some reason; or you’re being insulted by an inconsiderate shopper because you took the last scarf that they wanted. How you deal with these situations can affect your karma.

Do or do Not, There is no Try

As the great Yoda said: “do or do not, there is no try”. You can choose to be happy, or choose to be irritable and negative. Even though it may seem like you have no choice when you’re stuck in a traffic jam, someone flips you the bird while driving, or you’re dealing with mean Christmas shoppers. In all of these moments, your mission is to choose happy no matter what. Don’t be a slave to your negative emotions and thoughts! Make your day better by choosing not to respond to their disrespect or rudeness by doing the same, or worse.

There will be a few wrinkles to deal with in the month of December 2016, but overall, the Universe is fairly quiet. The year ends with a big bang when Uranus turns direct at the end of the month. You may need to call on this ‘happy no matter what strategy’ during this time. You won’t be able to blame your problems on the fated events of the planets. Everything that happens to you, or because of your actions, will be completely your own doing.

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Concluding Thoughts

There is a certain mindset that you can only be happy when good things happen for you; this is an idea that you must reject. If you want to experience the abundance of joy in your life, it is your choice to make. Jupiter is the ruling planet of the Sagittarius energy in play during December, which means you need to manage and protect your karma. It is not up to Jupiter to make sure that your life is blessed. Jupiter doesn’t create the optimistic spirit, although, it does reward it. Optimism can be your gift to yourself and your loved ones this season.

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