Did you know that?

Posted: September 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
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If you want to be happy, be.  ~Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is a choice! Crazy right? But is it true? Is our happiness our choice? Can we choice to be happy? Well I guess to answer this one would have to first define happiness. It seems that the words definition is very subjective. Your definition and my definition can be very different and yet both correct. What makes you happy may or may not be the same things but ultimately we make ourselves happy or unhappy. Situations can act as the catalyst and stimulant for our attitudes but we have to work on making and keeping the fires going.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.  ~Mark Twain

I think that the brilliant Mark Twain hit the nail on the head with this one.

Focusing on others can help take our minds off of our own problems and can be very rewarding. Helping others is not a magical cure-all for depression. philanthropy is a powerful tool but it is one of many. “Happiness Is a Choice” that is the title of a book that has been called liberating, insightful and empowering.  I am not sure were you land on the power of philanthropy or the power of positive thinking, but when you understand that you can choose to be happy this will change who you are in a very dramatic way!

 

peace

john3c

 

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