Thanks for the post on my blog! My mom was not a very happy person. She was stressed and depressed. Of course leaving a bad marriage to escape an alcoholic with 4 kids that she now has to raise alone was pretty traumatizing! I do have a lot to work on as far as what 'haunts' me. But I'm feeling more optimistic about my situation than I have in a while. I know working on my happiness is going to take a lot of time and effort, but I'm worth it! I'm just so tired of being angry and stressed out ALL THE TIME! I'm glad your mom was able to teach you how to lead a happy life with a positive outlook. Everyone needs someone like that in their life!