07 Jun Are Birds Happy?
Happy or Sad?
“Hello, good bird,” I said, “You look so sad. Are you ever happy?”
“Actually, I’m neither happy nor sad,” replied the bird.
“How can that be?”
“I just am.”
“But would you rather be happy?”
“Because then I’d have to keep score.”
“Whether I was happy enough. And if I thought I could be happier, I’d have to work at that.”
“That could make you sad.”
“Yes, and being sad makes life worse.”
“If I let myself be sad, I’d have to fix the mistake that made me sad. Then I’d be busy finding mistakes so I could fix them. And as a result, I’d live in a world of mistakes.”
“So if you’re neither happy nor sad, what do you have?”
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Help Yourself Tip
Find peace by living well. This includes: Practicing kindness, Making good choices, Connecting with Nature, Sharing with others, and Taking care of yourself.
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