There is a wonderful quote that says â??there is no way to happiness, happiness is the wayâ?.

We were taught that we need a reason to be happy

In fact if you are naturally happy people will often ask â??what are you so happy aboutâ? or â??why are you so happyâ? and we usually find a reason to share as that is how we are taught it works.
But I would like to answer that I am happy because life is a gift and joy is my natural state of being. I am happy because I get to live another day and witness and be a part of  beauty, kindness, laughter, passion, adventure, fun, wisdom and love.
I am happy because I choose to focus on what makes me happy rather than complain about what makes me miserable.
I am happy in the realisation that happiness is my responsibility – no one elseâ??s – and  that happiness is a frame of mind not a set of circumstances . 
Most  importantly I am happy because I know with all my being  that being  happy is  the most inspiring way that I can uplift others and be a gift to the world.

I am happy because I choose to be

Next time someone asks why you are so happy you have a wonderful answer, but if this one is a bit long you can simply say I am happy because I choose to be.

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Further platforms for her positive minute. Listen to Deborah Nel’s Positive Minute on Radio Ripple 90.5fm every Friday morning or send a blank email to info@deborahnel.co.za. Follow Deborah Nel on Twitter @positiveminute; Follow Deborah’s blog positiveminute.wordpress.com; Like her Positive Minute Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Positve-Minute/174263532706528; or Watch it on YouTube by searching and following Deborah Nel.

Exciting news, ACT Studios now has an official Facebook Page which you can join. Like our page today! www.facebook.com/actstudios/;

Did you know? You can hire costumes from ACT Studios! These amazing costumes are to hire at a very reasonable rate. Come see what lurks in our closet. We are situated at Jingle Jangle Kids Play Park, cnr Wekker and Rubenstein, Moreleta Park. For enquiries regarding costumes please contact Soné on074 110 0145  or email info@actstudios.co.za.

Hosting a childrenâ??s party? Why not get Deborah to come and entertain everyone with a imaginative puppet show.

Hosting a party or corporate event? Get the firekidz to amaze your guest with their fire swirling skills. Be amazed as they ignite the evening atmosphere. Visit their website www.firekidz.co.za. All enquiries to info@firekidz.co.za.

Need a speaker or speaking training? Deborah offers her services as an exceptional speaker and offers course/workshops on speaking training. Visit her site www.deborahnel.co.za for more information.

If you have any further queries about our Social Media pages or events. Feel free to send me an email to info@deborahnel.co.za or call074 193 4866 .

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