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Title: Thought for the day
Post by: CD on July 30, 2012, 11:47:59 AM
Monday July 30 , 2012                                                                                       
      "In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back".                                               < Charlie Brown >
Title: Re: Thought for the day
Post by: CD on August 02, 2012, 11:18:27 AM
Thursday, August 2, 2012
You are reading from the book Today's Gift

Happiness is a mental habit, a mental attitude, and if it is not learned and practiced in the present it is never experienced.
  —Maxwell Maltz

If only I had a new bike, then I'd be happy. If only my family were more understanding, then I'd be happy. If only my hair were styled better. If only I had more friends. If only... Sometimes we begin to sound like a broken record when things go wrong, so certain that if the events and conditions of our lives were different, we'd be happy.

It's an old and unfortunate habit that we look around outside ourselves for happiness. We can never be sure of it if we count on certain conditions to guarantee it. However, we can always be sure of happiness if we carry it with us wherever we go. The happiness habit can be developed, with practice, just as surely as good piano playing or accurate pitching. We can control our own thoughts. The decision to make them happy ones is ours to make.

Am I carrying my happiness within me right now?