Happiness and harsh words

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  ~Marcel Proust

Sometimes this world is hard and the people around us make it even harder.  We often don’t understand how our words impact other people.  Particularly when writing online, people use the veil of their relative anonymity to do things they would not do.  This can mean a lot of things, people can be bolder and braver, they might be a whole lot naughtier, but often it seems they are less considerate and a lot meaner than they would normally be.  Now I’m not advocating that we all become thin-skinned members of the politically correct crowd.  We shouldn’t and we should be comfortable enough with ourselves to overlook the stupidity of others.

What instead I’m asking is for all of us to consider today, is the happiness of others.  It seems to me both online, on the highway, and in everyday life in many ways people seem to be unaware of the impact of their actions on others.  So today in our quest to lead a happier life, let’s take time to consider the happiness of others.  And in that vein I have a homework assignment for all of you, today go out and do one thing to make someone happier.  Have you been meaning to call an old friend?  Have you told your mother you loved her lately, maybe even your dad?  When’s the last time you broke down and let the kids order pizza for dinner?  Hell, even be cliché and help an old lady cross the street or check in on a neighbor and just say hi, thank a friend for having been there for you, or treat the office to cupcakes.

For my part and to start this happy little ball rolling, mom I love you, have a happy day my friends.

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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1 Response to Happiness and harsh words

  1. Jennifer says:

    Bravo! Great Stuff!

    Choose Happiness & Success!
    Jennifer

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