Friday, August 26, 2011

Passion Party #389 - The Un-Pursuit of Happiness

Just because our founding fathers
gave us the right
to pursue happiness
does not make it the best path to becoming happy.
For some the pursuit of happiness
is like a money chase:
the more you chase it,
the harder it is to catch it.

It is possible that happiness,
one of those ephemeral emotions,
sneaks up on you
like a life well lived.
A recent study found that the most cheerful people
don't give happiness much thought.
Chasing happiness
or planing for it to arrive at some future date
is an easy way to get depressed.

Working in the garden
reading a novel
building something with your own hands
listening to music
looking in the mirror and smiling
Repeat often
see what happens

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