Have you ever truly thought about happiness as being your responsibility?  On today’s Get Organized Wizard‘s Facebook page, Michele Connolly discusses 5 people who aren’t responsible for your happiness.  Basically it comes down to the fact that you are responsible for your happiness.  Yep, that’s right…YOU! It is how we react to what others say and do that make it seem like others make us unhappy.

Before September 3, 2009 I was a very unhappy person.  I was always talking negative, finding fault in everyone, and everything, around me.  I would complain constantly about different things that happened during the day, etc.  On that day my world was literally turned upside down & inside out.  I was diagnosed with SVT (supraventrical tachycardia) where my heart was beating at almost 300 beats per minute for a few hours (they almost had to put me to sleep and use the paddles but the extremely painful medication they used FINALLY made it get back in rhythm and after about 4 more hours it was again below 100 bpm), lupus, and asthma.  WTF?  I was newly married (May…my friends and I jokingly blamed it on my husband saying he gave me heart palpitations) and this just wasn’t possible to suddenly have weekly doctor visits with four different doctors!  All I can say is thank God for fantastic insurance and an amazing pain buddy who was going through breast cancer at the same time!

Fast forward to July 2010.  After finding out that I didn’t have lupus (just an allergy to my beloved red meat – beef AND pork…NOT the other white meat for sure) and heart surgery, I was all fixed only needing an allergy medication (and my pain buddy is now cancer free!).  I had a new lease on life & I wasn’t going to let myself react so negatively to things around me.

I find that if I choose to react differently, I’m not as stressed out, I have more friends & apparently I’m a lot more witty.  FANTASTICAL!! (Yes, I know that’s not a word, but I like making things up like that :))