Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Put More Happiness in Your Life



I really liked the way Toni phrased the question.  She could have said, "How can you get more  happiness...,"  instead.

To a certain extent, happiness can be received.  Despite what we read on the news, or see in certain reality TV shows, not everybody acts selfishly or misbehaves.  Some people do things just because it's the right thing to do, or because it helps someone else have a better day.  This type of happiness gives a bonus as well:  the giver often gets a happiness boost just like the receiver!

There is some happiness over which we have more control.  It's looking at the glass like it is half-full.  Sure, the kids (human, furry or both) may be having one of those days, the toilet may be overflowing...whatever.  We've all had days like that.  But the kids are healthy, the furry children give unconditional love, your best friend is a plumber and is on her way over to fix the toilet.  

It's taken me a lot of years to learn that last lesson.  And I don't have it mastered yet...but I am getting better.  And, shoot, I'm feeling better than when I started this post!

How do you put happiness into your life?

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