Happiness is … a state of mind.

As I read through Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, I keep thinking that I must have read it before. I find myself agreeing with everything I read, and realizing that I practice what he preaches. I am not bragging or boasting, merely observing.

One of the chapters deals with happiness and the observation that one can choose to be happy … or not. Just as I have chosen not to worry, I have chosen to be happy. Now lest you think that I am a self-righteous fool who thinks himself to be a saint, let me assure you that I am far from perfect. Coworkers tell me I don’t smile enough. My excuse is that I am just deep in thought usually trying to find a solution to some work-related problem. Even so, I must work on smiling more.

In conclusion, you can choose to be happy. Why not do so?

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3 thoughts on “Happiness

  1. One can learn from one’s cats. My cats didn’t teach me this, but they reminded me of one valuable life lesson: Make your own fun!

    It’s all about [c]attitude, really.

    I have a disease (in remission) that can kill me. I could chose to feel sorry for myself and be miserable.

    Instead, I find each day I don’t have to deal with the effects of an active disease a blessing. How can one NOT be happy under those circumstances?


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