Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sort of related to my post from a few days ago about whether ignorance or reflection is the path to happiness, yesterday I was thinking that there is something to the idea that you can decide to have a good day and to be happy. Naturally this isn't an easy task for someone suffering with chronic pain, or who is drowning in bad luck or sad events. But I mean otherwise -- to go into a day with a bright outlook and cup half full attitude rather than starting out on a sour note? Making a habit of counting one's blessings and focusing on the positive rather than being cynical or blue? Definitely can be routinely done and it is life changing, not just a trite exercise in aphorisms.

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