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Reese Witherspoon Shares Her Mum’s Sweet Advice On Happiness

Human ray of sunshine Reese Witherspoon is passing on some “really good advice” she’s picked up from her mama, Betty Reese and it may just explain why she is… a human ray of sunshine!

In a video posted to social media, the Hollywood star, entrepreneur and beloved lifter upper of women (Is that a phrase? No? It should be!) shares that Betty taught her to “choose happiness.”

“She said ‘happiness is a gift you give yourself everyday’,” Reese says in the clip, before repeating the powerful phrase for her 27.7 million Insta followers: “A gift you give yourself – happiness!”


“And you have a choice how to feel about everything that happens in your life. And you’ve got to choose to either find a positive way to look at things or a negative way to look at things,” Reese continues.

“And it has really, completely defined my life. I’m always trying to find the good even when things are crazy and choose happiness.”

We love it mama Betty! And so do many of Reese’s famous friends.

Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham commented on the video, “Amen. Thank you Reese’s mum! 🥰….for reminding me how simple it is really.”

Now obviously, it’s a choice that can be made easier through circumstance or shaped by one’s own experiences, but think we can all understand the gist of Betty’s words.

Check out Reese’s full message below:

(Feature Image Credit: J. Vespa/WireImage via Getty Images)

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