"Today, I will be happier than a bird with a french fry."
This is a statement of choice: today, I will choose to be happy. As long as your brain chemistry is normal, happiness really is a choice. The more of us who choose to be happy, the more powerful the forces of good will be over the forces of media negativity, as I discussed here.
This week, I was listening to Diane Rehm on NPR. She was hosting four or five panelists who were all griping about the things wrong with health care, the economy, Obama and the liberals, the old Bush administration and the conservatives, yadda, yadda, yadda. A listener emailed a question: What is the American government doing right? I was AMAZED at how readily each of the panelists answered that question, and it made me feel so refreshed, so happy to be in this country. For all our problems (and they are pretty big, no hiding that!), we sure have a lot going for us.
So today, I will be happier than a bird with a french fry. What are you happier than?