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Happiness is contagious?

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I was informed that along with one of my holiday greeting cards was a letter about this individual’s family experience over the past year.  I was told that “You have to read this letter; It is so obnoxious and brags about the children the whole letter.”

Since “Those People” who write and talk about how great their kids are drive me nuts, I almost trashed the letter away before reading it.  I am so glad that I did not!

This letter made me laugh out loud the entire time.  Rather than brag about the children, this letter poked fun at the way kids’ act, the way they think they run the world and…you get the picture.

My point is:  How did this person miss the satire????    

I am not a shrink, but I KNOW that the happiest, most fulfilled, most balanced people complain the least.  They see things different.  They are more open-minded.  This is a Fact based on hundred of interviews and case studies over the years.  These people handle every situation, whether tragic and insignificant, better than others.

I personally believe that the person who viewed this letter as obnoxious is insecure or sad, and wasn’t able to see the happiness and humor this letter was meant to provide.   

I cannot tell everyone how to be happier and live a better life, but I can tell you it begins with change.   And most change cannot happen alone.  Please always work on being happier.  Happiness is contagious!!