Sunday Inspiration: How To Be Miserable

MiserableI’ve written many blogs about happiness because each one of us deserves to be happy, and there are so many things we can do to make that happen.

Recently, though, I found an article in my local paper about a renowned family therapist who gives a different perspective: she asks how can we be miserable?

No surprise to me that the therapist,  Cloe Madenes, believes it’s really not that hard. All we have to do is to think only of ourselves, blame others for any problems, and criticize and tear people down instead of praising and thanking them.

We all know people who practice these tips, don’t we? Does anyone really have to be that way?

If you would rather be happy than miserable, why not read the article, “8 easy steps to make yourself miserable” and then do the opposite: give thanks for the many blessings of life, be adventurous and optimistic about the future, be generous and compassionate, and make deep connections with those around you.

Can we think of other ways to be miserable?  Or to be happy? I bet we can.  Now which path will we follow.

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