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Common Myths about Happiness

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8LOVELY1

8/18/2010 9:08:58 PM

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I LOVED this article. I forget sometimes that I have no control over anything other than my thinking and when I remember that I am a happier person.

TURQUOISELOTUS

7/6/2010 6:47:25 PM

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Fabulous article! I have been living my life this way... well, 99% of the time :-) It's a huge part of my spiritual life. Yes, negative things will happen, and some are truly in the 1% of "terrible". However, most of life is just change, and I focus my creativity on how I can re-frame a situation into a positive, or solution-focused experience.

I am amazed at the people who are married to their pain or the negativity of their past. It's as though they ask, "If I am not my pain, who am I"? I'm working on avoiding drawing this sort into my life.

The one kick I got out of the article was the way it lumped together "overweight, being single, and money problems". Yes, being overweight can pose health problems. Money problems is self-explanatory. Single? That's only a problem if you want it to be a problem, or if you buy into some notion of our culture that makes no sense. I've been married, single and am happily partnered. It's all good!

PLAYPRETTIE

6/16/2010 9:12:38 PM

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This article is so great and so true. Too many times too many of us focus on our wants versus appreciating what we have. This article is just great!!

JBARBER1953

6/16/2010 1:33:10 PM

What a GREAT article!!!! It is so true that we HAVE to be Happy with the here and now and I will have to say I'm getting there one step at a time.
THANKS

STATS2332

6/16/2010 1:06:22 PM

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The article was very good and needed. Amazingly I just came from our gratitude journal

MOTHER_OF_EDEN

6/16/2010 11:21:15 AM

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I've been needing this article for a very long time.

JOYFORALL

6/16/2010 10:21:51 AM

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Thanks for the article. I am convinced that happiness is also a choice. You can choose to be thankful for each new day and put the next foot forward. No matter what is happening in our life we can choose to get better or be bitter. I realize that some situations call for sadness and grief and even anger, this is all part of life. I'm talking about having joy despite our situations.

ROBBIEC33

6/11/2010 11:23:35 AM

Great article, I'd like to add by recently starting the day thinking about all the things I'm grateful for it gives me a positive start to the day and a great perspective to take on any of the day's challenges which with this new perspective hardly felle like challenges at all ............Have a great & positive day!

GLOMER

1/10/2010 7:14:25 PM

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This makes so much sense and I really needed to see it today.

DKBECK

1/10/2010 11:09:35 AM

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what a great article. I read it at the perfect time. I've been feeling the "happy if only" for a while, but now i'm ready to be happy with what i have now!

SOLSTICE925

12/31/2009 4:32:57 PM

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That makes so much sense! Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

GOODGETNBETR

12/4/2009 11:42:08 PM

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Thanks for a really great read. I try to incorporate being grateful for the things I'm already lucky enough to possess and try hard to keep in perspective the things I think I need.

KSDB84N6

12/4/2009 1:04:41 PM

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What a wonderful article, and a great way to rethink things.

MISSPROPA

12/4/2009 12:16:33 PM

Love this article. I almost want to print it out and leave it laying around at work....

EMMALOU55

12/4/2009 6:02:33 AM

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This article really spoke to me because it is easy to slip into a pity party. When working out on a seating arm rowing machine at the fitness center, I close my eyes and repeat over and over "I am healthy, I am happy, I am healthy, I am fit." You have shared more ideas to consider. Thanks!

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