choosing happiness

It’s inevitable. In a few more hours a new year is about to begin. And as it has already been a tradition of most, I have been receiving text messages on my phone greeting me a happy new year. Of course I try to reply to all those who remembered as well. It’s also funny how sometimes it’s not really what the message is but who sent it that matters more. Suffice to say, she remembered.

Not too long ago it was a personal tradition of mine to make a letter to a dear friend just as the old year ends and the new one begins. I don’t quite remember when I ceased doing this, but I miss writing those letters as well.

As for the choice of title for this particular post, well, just a few weeks past, I had a case of the holiday blues and it was really depressing, had I not had other things to keep me busy.  Luckily, I managed to get over it. A special someone (though I doubt she knows how special she really  is) made me realize that the reality of life is that we always have a choice: we can choose to be happy or otherwise.

I don’t know about the rest, but for me, I choose to be happy.

~ by allen mallari on December 31, 2008.

2 Responses to “choosing happiness”

  1. i dont know u that much .. but am happy u wrote this piece..
    first happy new year ,i wish u calmness and serenity ,

    second may i borrow the idea of the letter? i really loved it,

    third ur words made me really smile,u r right it’s our own choice to be happy , to be sensetive , to be anything even in love ,it’s our choice and our state of mind ..

    again happy new year 🙂

  2. cinderella,

    first of all: thank you for such kind words. happy new year to you as well!

    you have my permission, worry not. I’m just glad to have touched at least one life.

    hope to see you around.

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