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10 Reasons to Be Happy Today

My greatest passion is empowering others to improve their quality of life and achieve their goals by choosing healthy thoughts and habits.


Reason #1: You Are Alive!

You are alive today and that is something to celebrate! No matter how difficult your current trials may be, you are here, and you are here for a reason. Don't forget that!

It can be easy to let the situations you are in bring you down, but when you live your life with purpose, and consciously create your day, you can find joy and meaning even in your trials.

I personally have a belief that God put each of us here for a reason. It's not a coincidence that you are living your life today. In fact, today is the perfect day for you to be alive.

My challenge to you is to dig deep and figure out what it is that you are meant to learn and achieve today and then go out there and do it! Rejoice and be glad today!

Celebrate the fact that you are alive by making today count!

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Reason #2: You live On the Most Beautiful Planet Known to Man

Seriously! It's hard to stay in a bad mood if you are willing to open your eyes to all of the beauty that surrounds you on this planet. It's absolutely amazing!

If you don't believe me, start Googling the other planets in our solar system, and you will notice that none of them even come close to the beauty and majesty of this planet that is our home (not to mention how miraculous it is that the earth is perfectly designed to be able to sustain life...I mean, good luck living anywhere else).

I am always amazed when I travel that no matter where I go, the earth is beautiful. This planet is filled with diverse landscapes and climates, and I am completely in awe of how uniquely beautiful each landscape is.

Open your eyes and live in wonder of all that this planet has to offer!

Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

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Wasatch Front, Utah

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

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Reason #3: People Care About You

You are absolutely loved wherever you are and in whatever situation you may be in. I can promise you that!

Alright, now you probably think that I'm crazy. You're probably wondering how I would ever know if anybody really cares about you.

The truth is that I do know, because I care about you. I might not know who you are or where you are or all of your weaknesses, but I know that you are an amazing person of great value, and I love you for who you are.

My guess is that there are a lot of other people who love you too.

My challenge to you is that you open yourself up to receiving all the love that surrounds you, and then pay it forward be freely loving everybody else. Focus on consciously sending out a feeling of love into the world and you will feel an abundance of love in return.


Reason #4: Today Is a Brand New Day

Every single day, every single hour, every single minute, and every single second, you have a fresh start!

No matter what you or anybody else did or said yesterday, yesterday is done, and you can start off today with a clean slate.

Maybe your morning was a disaster, but that doesn't mean that you can't make this the best afternoon ever!

My challenge to you is to choose to make the rest of your day awesome! Do things that will make you feel good about yourself so that you can be happy about who you are. Then make tomorrow even better!


Reason #5: You Have the Power to Make Someone Else's Day Better

All it takes is a little smile or a kind word to have a huge impact on somebody else's day. These are simple things that you can do with very little effort at all.

Tell people if you notice that they look particularly nice, give your restaurant server a big tip just for the fun of it, give someone a hug or a hand to hold, or call up an old friend that you haven't talked to in a while.

My challenge to you is to make the world better today!


Reason #6: You Have the Ability to Choose

You have the ability to choose your own attitude and perspective on every situation that you are in. In fact, no matter how many challenges you face, you can choose to have joy in the moment.

My guess is that nobody is forcing you to read this hub right now. That means you are choosing to use your time in the way that you want to use it. What an amazing blessing that is!

Instead of living your life in drudgery as if you are a slave to each situation that you face, recognize that you can choose to change your life.

My challenge to you is to choose to be happy today!


Reason #7: You Are Wealthier Than You Think

If you are reading this hub, you have access to technology that many people will never have access to.

Maybe you are reading this hub on your phone, or in your office, or even at the local library. Your location doesn't necessarily matter to be honest.

You might not have everything that you wish you had, but you have a lot of things that many people will never be able to acquire in their life times. If you are able to eat three meals on a regular basis, count yourself among the most wealthy in the world.

My challenge to you is to look at what you have and no matter whether it seems like a lot or a little, think of a way that you can use what you have to help someone else today.


Reason #8: You Have an Amazing Body

Your body is amazing! Seriously, I'm not joking here!

We have a tendency to be pretty harsh on ourselves when it comes to body image, but really your body is something that you should be amazed by, not ashamed of.

How crazy is it that you can go to sleep and your brain, heart, and the rest of your organs just keep on keeping on without any conscious effort from you?

Give your body a little bit of credit instead of complaining about it all the time.

My challenge to you is to do something today to show your body that it is loved!

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Reason #9: More is Possible for You Than You Think

You are capable of so much more than you think. Many people are so caught up in what they can't do that they really underestimate what they can do.

The sky is the limit for you. You just have to open your eyes and believe it!

My challenge to you is to brainstorm a list of your dreams and then start making a plan to make one of those dreams a reality.

If you're looking for a little bit of extra inspiration in this realm, check out this hub about how you can achieve your dreams by expanding your vision of what's possible.


Reason #10: You Are the Best at Being You!

The world absolutely needs your unique influence. Nobody else can be you like you can, and the world would not be the same without you in it.

You bring light and talents into the world that nobody else does. You're always in first place in the competition to see who can be the best you.

My challenge to you is to be the very best you that you can be. Let your light shine! Don't be afraid of what other people think! Give the world the best you that you can offer!


Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on June 23, 2015:

Thank you Becca, so do you.

Rebecca Young (author) from Renton, WA on June 19, 2015:

Rachel, thank you so much for your kind words. I feel like you are a dear friend. even though I've never met you, I know you have a beautiful heart.

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on June 19, 2015:

Hi Becca, This was an amazing subject and hub you created. I especially like in # 1 where you said, "it's no coincidence that you are alive today." You are absolutely right about that. God has a plan and if you are alive today that that plan has to be realized. I read every reason to be alive carefully and like every one of them. Thanks for your thoughts, I truly believe they were inspired by Heaven. I voted up and awesome.

Blessings to you.

Rebecca Young (author) from Renton, WA on June 18, 2015:

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 18, 2015:

Becca, this was a lovely and beautifully written hub with lovely photos, too. Voted up!

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