Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;
it is something you design for the present.
I like this quote. It really is up to us to be happy. Sure, others can make it more difficult at times but ultimately it is something we are responsible for and have to decide to do. I have talked about this before and have compassion upon those who find it more challenging to be happy. I've witnessed that up close but I know there is help and there is no shame in getting help.
Sometimes in our quest to be healthy, we only look to diet and exercise to see that our physical bodies can meet the demands of the day. But a big part of being a healthy, well-rounded person is to make sure our mental health is in good shape. The demands on it can actually be more challenging and taxing, which in turn, affects physical health.
It all works together which is why we have to as well by helping others design their happy present. Off to go jot down ideas on what I can do!