Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

I totally agree with this. Mom is one of the happiest people I know, no matter what bad and traumatic things have happened to her. I can also say the same about myself. By the time you hit 50 you recognize that your tolerance for BS isn't as high and you eliminate the people from your life that are determined to make you live on an emotional rollercoaster.
ABC News: The Older We Get, the Happier We Are: "Wisdom May Bring Contentment


Lots of reasons, Ubel says, but near the top of the list is the simple fact that as we stumble through life, we somehow get better at it. Living, that is, not stumbling.

'I think we really do get wiser,' he says. 'And I think that really does improve our emotions.'

But of course, life is a gamble, and we don't all start with the same deck of cards. Some people just seem to be born 'with a smile on their face,' as Ubel puts it. Other little bodies seem to come with a frown."
Chinese medicine believes that as you age your sexual energy decreases and becomes wisdom, which enables you to take life in a more measured fashion. It is hard for most people to understand that you will never be happy as long as you think you will and you will never be sad as long as you think you will. Time really does heal all wounds, if you let it. Life is a cycle and the more you recognize the revolutions, the easier it is to deal.


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