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Do you know how to be happy?

A few days ago Ann, Nick and I were talking about some of the hard things people we know are going through. I said something like “I hope that they can be happy.”

Ann surprised me a little with her response: “I’m not sure they know how to be happy.”

If you’re like me, you’ll stop and think about that for a while.

On the surface, it seems ridiculous. Surely everyone knows how to be happy, right?handstand-1439662

If things are good, then you are, you know, happy.

It’s the natural order of things.

Or is it?

Just like anything else in life that is worthwhile, being happy takes hard work.

A lot of it.

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