Abraham Lincoln said, "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
"Happiness is a form of courage", said Holbrook Jackson.
A Chinese Proverb goes, "One joy scatters a hundred griefs."
And modern-day philosopher Robert Brault says, "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
These thoughts are what TGIF: Get Your Happy On is all about.
Because life is crazy, hard, confusing, stressful and exhausting. But dammit, it's also beautiful.
I believe very strongly that we must CHOOSE happiness. Not just once, or every once in a while, but DAILY.
Not only happiness, but gratitude too. I bet if you try really hard, even on your worst day, you can find something - just one thing - to be grateful for.
This is a new program that will help get 35 million pieces of fresh fruit into the hands of hungry children all summer. Juicy Juice will provide two donations of 400 meals each:
- One donation of 400 meals to my local food bank; and
- Another donation of 400 meals to a nearby food bank of one of my readers
Actually, I will WALK. Blog. Give. Be quiet, Jamie said I can! Each blogger chooses how they will give, and I pledge to give a non-perishable food item for ever mile I walk to my local food bank, along with the donation they will receive from Juicy Juice. I started on Tuesday with 1.05 miles which is 2 laps around the perimeter of my neighborhood, and I did the same yesterday.