Happiness


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Life is something many people take for granted. We all strive to lead happy, successful lives, but many of us struggle with just how to achieve that goal.

One of the easiest ways to travel through life happy is to maintain a positive attitude. This is done by cherishing the simple things in life. What we choose to do each day is important, because we are exchanging whatever we do for a day of our lives.

Here is a Chinese proverb, of which I am very fond:

" The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth."

Enjoy your day!

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  1. Profound and yet very simple. I have made many bad exchanges in the past. Looking to correct that one each day in the present.

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    1. Robin: Everybody does, but not everyone rebounds. Many times, people get slammed by friends and family, in addition to strangers. When this happens, we begin to think with our emotions, not our intellect. Someone once told me, "Show me a family that isn't dysfunctional, and I'll show you a dysfunctional family." I think the pressures of life are there for a reason. It makes us strong.

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  2. Remaining positive, optimistic & grateful really is the only way to achieve true happiness,isn't it JJ? I admit I struggle to stay positive at times but allowing myself to think negatively leads to nowhere good, so it's just not worth it! Just like the lyrics from Monty Python - "Always look on the bright side of life!"

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  3. JJ once again you have brought us truth and an answer to one of life's biggest questions. Enjoy your weekend and your earth and loved ones! Yes, that does include all for legged, tail wagging friends as well!

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  4. Beautiful proverb!

    And yes, keeping positive does make our lives much more pleasant. Why focus on the negative? it's so much wasted energy!

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  5. I'm normally a very positive person, but my attitude has been a little worse since November, if you know what I mean. Need to work on that.

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  6. Wonderful quote! Your positive ways are admirable and hopefully spreading more easily than all the negative that is out there right now. :)

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