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Are you Happy?

As a mischievous toddler, our younger son Arjun , would often upset my wife.

He would then do something to appease her and ask, "Are you Happy?"

Abraham Lincoln said, "Folks are usually as happy as they make their minds up to be".

There are probably more happy paupers than millionaires.

Happiness is not lack of challenges.

It is the attitude needed to face those challenges.

Happiness does not automatically come with abundance.

It is always sustained by equanimity.

Happiness is a common desire of mankind.

Introduction to the American "Declaration of Independence", characterizes

"Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness" as unalienable rights of the new Nation.

All faiths endeavor to show the path to happiness.

If Happiness is a choice, why do so many people choose to be unhappy?

Some people can recall unpleasant memories more than remember the happy times.

A Psychologist asked his unhappy patient to list all the blessings in her life.

She could not remember one!

What, in man's nature, makes him miss pearls in the oyster?

May be, as it says in Buddhist scriptures:

"Ego says, "Once everything falls into place, I will find peace".

Spirit says, "Find peace and everything will fall in place".

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