Be happy and joyful, full of life, love, and living.  To be happy in the midst of those who are not is a skill, a mindset, that you must practice on a continual basis.  You can be around people who are sad, negative, and angry and still be happy.  Do not feel guilty or ashamed.  Understand and accept that to be in a state of happiness means that you must have gone through a state of sadness, that is how it works. Do not minimize the pain that you have been through just because someone else is in that same place.  You have worked hard to get to a place of happiness, let no soul take that away from you.  Do not be afraid to be happy!  Happiness is catching!  You might just become responsible for bringing about change in those around you.  Be happy!

Thought for the week….

If you are happy, be happy!