My mother loves to save and share inspirational newspaper clippings and today I'd like to share one I've been meaning to translate for quite a while.
"Does your wife make you happy? Does she truly make you happy?"
Without hesitation, the wife who had never received any complaints from her husband concerning this matter, confidently looked up at him;
however; the husband candidly responded,
"No, she does not make me happy."
In spite of his wife's astonishment he proceeded,
"She does not make me happy... !I AM happy!
"Whether I'm happy or not does not depend on her but on myself. My happiness depends solely on me. I choose to be happy in every situation and in every moment of my life, because if my happiness depended on another person, thing, or circumstance on the face of the earth, I'd be in serious trouble.
"Everything in our lives is continually changing: humans, wealth, our bodies, the weather, pleasures, and on and on. I could give you an endless list. Throughout my life, I have learned to make up my mind to be happy and the rest--loving, forgiving, understanding, accepting, listening, consoling and giving--I call experiences.
"Some people say,
'I cannot be happy...
-Because I am sick
-Because I don't have enough money
-Because the weather is too hot
-Because someone offended me
-Because someone doesn't love me anymore
-Because someone does not value me'
"But, what you DON'T know is that you can be happy...
-In spite of... being sick
-In spite of... not having enough money
-In spite of... the weather being too hot
-In spite of... someone offending you
-In spite of... someone not loving you anymore
-In spite of... someone not valuing you
"Life, you see, is like riding a bicycle, you fall if you stop pedaling.
"Happiness is a CHOICE that each of us can make for ourselves."
With that said, I'm working on a new tag, so...
STAY TUNED AND KEEP PEDALING, LOVES.