Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Choice by Angie Ledbetter


Happiness, joy and gratitude really are states of mind. And like all states we wrap around ourselves to enjoy (whether positive or negative), they are sometimes hard to shed once we get comfortable with them. Today, I choose to swath myself in light and good things, even if I'm tempted to long for a heavy grey shroud. It's simply a matter of my own choosing.

To help me in this pursuit, I've printed out and began my morning reading uplifting quotes from famous folks on the subject:

"If you want to be happy, be." ~Leo Tolstoy

"Happiness is never stopping to think if you are." ~ Palmer Sondreal

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

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."~ Mark Twain

"Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy." ~ Cynthia Nelms

6 comments:

Kathryn Magendie said...

yes! This morning, happiness just keeps tapping me on the shoulder and though I brushed it off a couple of times, I am finally saying "okay okay -- geez, I'm with ya..."

laughing

Patresa Hartman said...

maybe i'll choose to turn my frown upside down today, too, ms. angie. :)

Barbara Quinn said...

Love those quotes! They made me grin from ear to ear. Thanks for the shot of happiness.

Anonymous said...

Only positive responses to "How are you today" are allowed with me. Being positive is contagious and fun to watch.
Oren

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, Kathryn! Sometimes I feel like one of the Three Little Pigs talking to the BBW: "Keep on a'knockin', but you can't come in!" :)

I know you will, Patresa!

You're welcome, Barb.

Angie Ledbetter said...

As usual, Oren, you're POSITIVELY correct. :)

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