Wouldn’t it be great if we never had face difficult times in our life? Sometimes, when things have been going good for awhile I will wonder, “when is the stink bomb” (as my friend Rem Jackson calls them) going to hit? And what is it going to be?
Maybe, it’s because I am getting older and hopefully a bit wiser that I know if I choose the right attitude I will get through whatever the obstacle is.
I have been honored to have a wonderful mentor, My Aunt Dollie, who has taught me when we encounter things, good or bad, to look for the lesson to be learned from it.
Happiness is a choice, even during bad or difficult times. There always is a “silver lining” even though we may not see it for a long time, but if we choose at the time to look for some glimmer of happiness we will be better off for doing so.
One of my favorite quotes is by Randy Pausch the author of “The Last Lecture.” “We cannot change the cards are we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
Today, I will choose happiness, what will you choose?