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Happiness is an option
It's Monday morning and I'm smiling. So what's the secret? Years ago, someone once told me that 'You can't always do what you like, but you can like what you do.' Whilst on the surface this may seem a bit trite I took it to heart and deliberately changed my mind about work and happiness.
Mood is infectious and if I act miserably then others around me may well get grumpy too. I thus work to break the vicious spiral that Monday easily becomes with a cheeriness that occasionally upsets the determinedly morose but which generally raises a smile or three. I'll also look for a bit of daily humour, whether it's weird news, a silly joke or a wry observation, and then pass it around. Such amusement is easy to find these days and the web is stuffed with rib-crackers.
Happiness is good for you. People who are happier suffer less stress and less associated illness. Interestingly, if you force a smile it may start as a grimace but your brain will eventually give up and conclude that it will just have to be happy after all.
So go on, join the happy club!
People sometimes ask me why I'm happy and I reply "Why not?" Happiness is an
So what if you feel like every single day is useless. because nothing ever goes the way you want it to i mean i feel stuck and i really don't know what in the hell I'm gonna do. I think it might be because I'm still young minded but I'm having trouble believing in anything it just never works out.
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