There is just something about the “how to” article that grabs our attention and offers us a sense of hope. We believe someone has found the answer and that if we just follow their 11 steps we will be on the road to positive relationships, unlimited wealth, and eternal happiness.
There is a how to be happy wiki. Click here to go to the wiki and see a happy person enjoying nature and an interesting tree. I guess we feel if we follow the 25 steps we will be just like her. By the way just to save you having to scroll all the way to #25 it is: say hello to every one with a smile.
I am smiling but perhaps we will be even happier if we just give up the “how to” and settle into full acceptance of who we are, where we are, whenever we are there. Which if you think about it…is pretty much all the time!
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