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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Mr. Carnagie also says ” Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
Woof! Sound philosophy! (tail wag)
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?