Happiness Can Be Contagious

By Latest Reply 2009-01-05 07:50:18 -0600
Started 2008-12-07 05:59:41 -0600

Another news report; if you surround yourself with happy friends and family; you will be 34% happier with just one, imagine how happy you would be if all friends and aquaintances you have are happy most of the time; then you would be,too

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2008-12-08 02:55:05 -0600 Report

Yes, this is so true; and what about egomaniacs? They try to feel high and mighty feeding off their own pain. Or using it to get noticed.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-08 10:22:11 -0600 Report

I want to be clear that I'm not saying we don't all have our down times and times we just feel sad and overwhelmed. And it helps to talk to someone when you do experience that. But try to choose who you talk to and how often you "dump" on them. I think there's a difference between discussing your problems and issues with someone and just whining and complaining on a regular basis. And a smile is often just the thing that helps us come out of that "pity party" place! Hugs to all of you. Stay positive! Smile a lot! It's healthy!

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-07 07:21:59 -0600 Report

Happiness can, indeed, be contagious. What many people do not realize is that you are the one responsible for your own happiness. So much of being happy is your attitude and your mind set. I believe statistics show that those who are negative, always feelling sorry for themselves and generally only seeing the bad in others have a greater incidence of illness. I realize, of course, that being ill and in pain makes it mighty doggone tough to remain positive and upbeat at times. Takes a lot of work, doesn't it? But it's worth it in the end. We all slip into that "pity party" mode now and then, but we have to be able to get ourselves out of it and back on track in order to keep on going and enjoying life and those around us. For me, prayer and meditation help me so much through those really tough times. Hope all of you are feelin' happy and blessed today!

LindaRuth 2008-12-07 13:29:27 -0600 Report

Lady Di you are right on the mark with your reply…those who are constantly feeling sorry for themselves and talking about their illness are certainly a downer to those around them, causing distress to those around them. WE ARE responsible for our own happiness. Thank you for your reply.

2009-01-05 07:50:18 -0600 Report

I agree, other people and their problems can bring you stress and bring you down, so why not try to be happy, It Can Be Contagious

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