Hi and welcome to another post!
This is one of the most iconic quotes in the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. I distinctly remember watching the scene in the movie where Dumbledore announces it in the Great Hall. As he says it, he waves his hand in front of a candle to make the fire go out and back again. His motion was simple but the message was clear. Our happiness is a choice.
There are countless times in everyone’s lives where we can feel helpless, frustrated, trapped, miserable or a combination of all of those. In those moments, we may find it extremely difficult to believe, or even remember, that our happiness is a choice. In the current time that I’m writing this, there are multiple tragic events that have been happening around the world and my heart and prayers goes out to everyone – adults, teens, children, the elderly, families, friends, and everyone else – that have been affected. I don’t think that I’ll be able to completely capture what they’re currently going through in words with the justice they deserve.
I try not to talk too much about these sort of stuff online and I usually offer my own prayers in silence. However, with all these events that have been going on lately, I feel the need to at least remind others that there is still hope even in the darkest moments of our lives. We must all try our best to find that hope and act on it. If you have the opportunity to help those in need, such as donating to charity or volunteering your aid, just do it. Even if you’re limited in your resources to help out, spread the word. In this day and age, it is so easy to make others aware of a cause or event through the power of social media – which most of us have at the tip of our fingers. The more people are aware, the more support we can gather.
We are all living in this tiny world with only one life. We should all be supporting each other in the best way we can. Just because it doesn’t affect you or it didn’t happen anywhere near you does not mean that it’s not something you shouldn’t be concerned with. We have the choice to make this world a better and happier place for all of us. Let’s all try to make that choice – one way or another – each day. It all starts with you. Your happiness is a choice.