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Riley (booksarecool) I read this in The Traveler's Gift, written by Andy Andrews, a motivational speaker. In this book he shows a man as he goes through space and time and meets important people, each giving him a decision for success. This particular one was given to him by Anne Frank, and I think it is just what we stand for!


Today I will choose to be happy.

Beginning this very moment, I am a happy person, for I now truly understand the concept of happiness. Few others before me have been able to grasp the truth of the physical law that enables one to live happily every day. I know now that happiness is not an emotional phantom floating in and out of my life. Happiness is a choice. Happiness is the end result of certain thoughts and activities, which actually bring about a chemical reaction in my body. This reaction results in a euphoria that, while elusive to some, is totally under my control.
Today I will choose to be happy. I will greet each day with laughter.
Within moments of awakening, I will laugh for seven seconds. Even after such a small period of time, excitement has begun to flow through my bloodstream. I feel different. I am different! I am enthusiastic about the day. I am alert to its possibilities. I am happy!
Laughter is an outward expression of enthusiasm and I know that enthusiasm is the fuel that moves the world. I laugh throughout the day. I laugh while I am alone, and I laugh in conversation with others. People are drawn to me because I have laughter in my heart. The world belongs to the enthusiastic, for people will follow them anywhere!
Today I will choose to be happy. I will smile at every person I meet.
My smile has become my calling card. It is, after all, the most potent weapon I possess. My smile has the strength to forge bonds, break ice, and calm storms. I will use my smile constantly. Because of my smile, the people with whom I come in contact on a daily basis will choose go further my causes and follow my leadership. I will always smile first. That particular display of a good attitude will tell others what I expect in return.
My smile is the key to my emotional makeup. A wise man once said, "I do not sing because I a m happy; I am happy because I sing! " When I choose to smile, I become the master of my emotions. Discouragement, despair, frustration and fear will always wither when confronted by my smile. The power of who I am is displayed when I smile.
Today I will choose to be happy. I am the possessor of a grateful spirit.
In the past I have found discouragement in particular situations until I compared the condition of my life to others less fortunate. Just as a fresh breeze cleans smoke from the air, so a grateful spirit removes the cloud of despair. It is impossible for the seeds of depression to take root in a thankful heart.
My God has bestowed upon me many gifts, and for these I will remember to be grateful. Too many times I have offered up the prayers of a beggar, always asking for more and forgetting to give thanks. I do not wish to be seen as a greedy child, unappreciative and disrespectful. I am grateful for sight and sound and breath. If ever in my life there is a pouring of blessings beyond that, then I will be grateful for the miracle of abundance.
I will greet each day with laughter. I will smile ate very person I meet. I am the possessor of a grateful spirit.
Today I will choose to be happy.


message 2: by Roni (new)

Roni (V_A_B) THAT TOTALLY FITS!!!!! and I thnk that is a great thing to live by, really.


message 3: by Riley (new)

Riley (booksarecool) Yeah. It's a great book.


message 4: by Paige (new)

Paige Miller that's amazing, riley!


message 5: by Riley (new)

Riley (booksarecool) ty


message 6: by Paige (new)

Paige Miller wowza


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Kewl.


message 8: by Paige (new)

Paige Miller kewlio


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