Love this Kris! You hit all the reasons and issues well. We are totally in control unless we have a chemical imbalance or other mental health issues going on. I like the bit on fighting out emotions especially. The irrational fears and demons we all have keep us captive from feeling happy.
I had a moment of clarity months ago when realized I was in control of my emotions and anxieties. I have doubts and bad spots as well all do in moments of high stress and high drama, but I hold on to hope no matter what. If we allow it, we always have hope to hold on to.