Thursday, June 30, 2011

Extreme Happiness

Seen on a Splenda packet: “Caution: May result in extreme happiness.”

What gives you extreme happiness? Many folks would answer that money would solve all their problems and bring them happiness. Others would say forget the money, good health would do it for me. I suspect that our answers would be varied and numerous.

Some things that would bring us happiness might be something we take for granted until it slips away. I try never to assume or take anything for granted. As sure as I do either one, disappointment follows. A big part of my philosophy of life is: nothing surprises me but I can be disappointed.

People talk about what bad shape our country is in. Okay, I understand that. But not everything is in bad shape. What isn’t you might ask. Well, each day brings opportunities for new beginnings, new adventures. Children and grandchildren easily bring us smiles. Our pets give us unconditional love, as do our significant others—most of the time.

I try hard to keep a positive attitude. Negative outlook is a waste of energy. Our attitude sometimes affects others more than it does us. And in this world where people constantly talk of bad things we need more positive thinking. So if we gave ourselves an attitude adjustment we might find more happiness.

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."
  –Anne Frank

Till next time … keep on smiling.

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