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Getting To Happy

happy life
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. ~Robert Anthony

Where does happiness go?
Do we stash it away for someday and then forget where we put it?
It was a sad day when I realized that I can make other people laugh but I can’t make them happy … they have to do that themselves.
That lead me to ask a few people in my life, “Are you happy?”
Surprised that every answer had a pause attached to it with the person’s eyes searching the heavens.
Guess I expected one instant YES, I’m very happy!  But … I didn’t get one.
I tried not to but I had to follow up with, “What is your happiest memory?”
My favorite answer was a friends happy thought that someday she would be driving down the coast in her pink Barbie Corvette.
Guess it’s a start … although she’s in her fifties, very very unhappy and can’t see how lucky she is to drive a Hyundai:)

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It’s Called An Abyss

toy story 2You know … a great big endless space.

That’s what this is. All of it.

The one constant is our insatiable need to try to fill every part of it, on a daily basis.

Not gonna happen.

Why can’t we just be happy with what we’re experiencing, while we we’re experiencing it?

I think A.A. Milne may have nailed it …

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think.  Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.