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Don’t worry, be happy!


A Bobby McFerrin song by this name with island melody became a big hit back in 1988. If you ask most people what they really want down deep, the answer is “to be happy”.

Interestingly, we often act as if that’s the last thing we want. Another song from the Country genre says “I just wanna stay mad for a little bit longer!” How many of us can relate to THOSE lyrics? Lol

So here are some thoughts from people with much more wisdom than I have – ‘

In Mathew 6:24, Jesus says “Do not worry about tomorrow…”

The Dalai Lama says “ I often ask myself what is the purpose of our lives and I conclude that life's purpose is to be happy. We have no guarantee what will happen in the future, but we live in hope. That's what keeps us going.

Perhaps Abraham Lincoln summed it up the best when he said “Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be…”

The fact is, that when we start the day, we can actually make a conscious decision to be happy. I started doing this many years ago and it has worked well for me. I hope it works for you as well!

Have a great day everyone!

 

~Bill