Last night I watched the movie Pursuit of Happiness with Will Smith. A decent movie if you have some time to sit and watch it.

The main character in the movie had a rough run of luck. He had to endure some very trying circumstance and situations to continue to work hard and get what he wanted out of life. The things he went through will make you very appreciative of what you have. Yet somehow we still find excuses.

At one point in the movie the main character, based off a real person, was talking about the Declaration of Independence. He mentioned the line “and the pursuit of happiness.” He talked about that was all we were promised the right to the “pursuit of” not to actual happiness. He wondered if that was all there was, just the pursuit. He wondered if he would ever find happiness.

But he determined to make his own path to happiness and found a way to do so. We are all given that right. We live in a free and prosperous country where we have ample opportunity. Yet how many of us take advantage of it?

What are you doing to pursue your version of happiness?

I challenge you to determine that path and the steps you need to take to find happiness.

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