Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
~Ann Frank, Holocaust victim
The wonderful thing that Ann Frank said with this quote is that we don’t have to travel the world to find beauty and happiness; we don’t have to be a certain type of person or have achieved particular things. We don’t have to know “the right people” and be doing the “right things” and be living in the “right place” or be in the “right time”; there is beauty all around us right where we are here and now.
Here are a few things that might help you notice things in your own life to be happy about:
You can be happy because you can think any thoughts you want to, which means you can choose to be happy by choosing to dwell on uplifting, positive, and happy thoughts;
You can be happy because there are sparkles of beauty in your every day life;
You can be happy because there are other people in the world and the totally cool thing is that some of them think like you do and value the same things you do. If they aren’t in your life right now then you can be happy because you can seek them out!
You can be happy because there’s a lot of funny, silly, and goofy stuff in the world that will make you laugh—thank you Google and YouTube! 😀
You can be happy because there are many heart-warming acts going on in the world every moment of every day. Get involved in your community or church to participate in them!
You can be happy that you have free sources of entertainment, enlightenment, inspiration, and education–your local public library! 😀
Your homework today is to turn your thoughts and focus to that which makes you feel good, touches your heart, and makes you smile.
You can do it!
I’m so proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,