I made a decision last week to choose happiness whatever life throws at me. True to form the universe decided to test me to see if I really can choose happiness no matter what!
My real estate agent got in touch telling me that I owed a heap of money in back rent and for water useage. I was pretty sure I hadn't missed any rent payments and that the owners were responsible for the water bills.
When I looked into it, and trawled back through a years worth of rent payments and bank statements I found a payment that I'd missed back in August 2011, I'd had a few large bills that I'd paid that week instead of the rent it seems. It's unusual that a missed payment like this hadn't prayed on my mind. Usually I would have worried about that. My partner looked at our rental agreement and saw the clause that had been added saying that we are responsible for water payments, too. So we worked out that we owed just over $2000 to them this week.
In the past if something like this happened it would have hit my "fear of lack" button and send me into a tail spin of worry and negativity. But this time I chose to keep my happiness intact.
The reason this had been missed by the real estate last year was because there was a super laid back guy in charge of the rentals. I am so glad that he was in charge of the rentals whilst I was still a fear-of-lack-reactor, he made our lives infinitely more bearable.
If a bill for $2000 had turned up last year:
1. I would not have had any savings to cover it.
2. It would have freaked me out that the universe could deliver such a blow.
3. I would have tried to figure out what I had done wrong to manifest such a lesson.
4. My fear of lack button would be stuck ON for some time.
Instead I choose to see the positives: we were given the gift of time, it turned up when we were ready and able to deal with it, this is what savings are for, I still feel good, I still feel happy & it's great to have something to practice my choice of happiness on!
I learned that happiness is a choice.
We all have choice over how we react to anything.
We have total response-ability.
Nothing and nobody can affect us unless we choose to let them.
No matter how bad anything appears there is always a positive way to look at it.
No matter what happens you have the choice to be happy anyway.
Do you choose happiness?
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