Today is the International Day of Happiness. In the States, we are often reminded and led along by the “pursuit of happiness,” but as Mark Twain put it, happiness is simply a contrast to the negative. Without experiencing sadness or misery, you cannot possibly know what happiness feels like – or appreciate it.
I think we’ve all been through a lot in just the past two weeks. There were some steep valleys we had to descend through. Many of you are likely still tumbling down the valley with all these business closures and layoffs. Take heart. This can’t be the end yet. You’re still here, after all. There is breath in your lungs and life in your limbs. Turn your chin up, trudge mightily through this deep, deep valley, and remind yourself…
“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
This has been,
Fanny T. Crispin