January 8, 2006

Remember to Be Happy

The sign hangs on the wall of a bagel shop: "Don't forget to be happy."
     Sometimes we get so bogged down in dealing with feelings, issues, problems—the realities and details of our lives—we forget to be happy.
     Joy is a choice—a deliberate, conscious choice. That choice is available to us each day. Our joy isn't control by others or by outside circumstances. Joy comes from a deeper place, a place of security within ourselves. It is an attitude, not a transitory emotion:

Remember to be kind. Remember to be loving. Remember to feel all your feelings and to take care of yourself. But most of all, remember to be happy.
—Melody Beattie

Source: January 7th entry; Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul by Melody Beattie 1996 HarperCollins ISBN: 0-06-251121-1 (pbk.)
See also:
1. Melody Beattie's Home Page
2. Daily OM's Heart Beats: Drumming, January 6th 2006 entry

Posted by niganit at January 8, 2006 5:02 PM
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