Today I am reminded to be happy right now in spite of what’s going on around me. In a day and age where there is constant talk of doom and gloom and purposeful language to bring others down, I have to remain above it. I cannot focus on negativity and be positive. I cannot allow my heart to harden because of anyone else’s fear or despair. We are given so many blessings yet the focus remains on all that is bad. Today, make a conscience choice to choose good thoughts. Choose happiness and focus your time actively looking for the good. It’s there. Sometimes we can’t recognize it anymore because our focus has been so targeted in the other direction. The glass is half full and half empty. Which way will you interpret it today? Be thankful. Be hopeful and do yourself a favor and mute the rest out. Don’t be the struggle. Be the difference. Happy Friday!