Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Have you noticed that people who are happy seldom admit it. The folks who are unhappy are far more communicative. The unhappy ones are eager to recite what is wrong with the world- or at least with their circumstances. Isn't it interesting that pessimism has so many spokespersons and hope so few?

Are you happy? If so, I challenge you to announce it. Spread the cheer of it everywhere you go. Tell people, "I am a happy person."

You have so many reasons to be happy- friends, loved ones, health, enough-ness. Sure, things could be better. You have suffered disappointments, losses, and concerns. All of us have. But these misfortunes tell less than half the story. Speaking about life only in terms the negatives is like describing a tree only as it looks in winter, barren of leaves. This is part of the story, but far less than half.

Life is imperfect because we are imperfect, but life is largely good. Each of us has abundant reason to be happy. And if we are happy, we should tell others about it.

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