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Staying on the Sunny Side!

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Staying on the "sunny side"
I've been working very hard for a long time now. Tomorrow I will take time off to help my son and daughter in law. Baby Gabby needs more tests, and I'll be staying with Lina while they help the baby with an MRI and other tests. I wish that the circumstances could be better, but I'm happy to travel to warm weather, and play with Lina.

We all need something! It has been a long cold lonely winter here in Hillsboro. I need some warm and sunny Florida weather!
I need the hugs of my son and his family. I miss them so much!
They need my love to help them through the tests. I intend to stay strong and happy for the family. I will be loving and caring for a family that has been through a rough winter of bad news and tough choices.
They need my joy. I will be a happy grandma that brings comfort and some silliness.

What are you facing today?
What do you need to make it to tomorrow? You might start by looking on the bright side and stay on that side.

There's a dark and a troubled side of life;
There's a bright and a sunny side, too;
Tho' we meet with the darkness and strife,
The sunny side we also may view.
Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life;
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way,
If we keep on the sunny side of life.

Tho' the storm in its fury break today,
Crushing hopes that we cherished so dear,
Storm and cloud will in time pass away,
The sun again will shine bright and clear.
Let us greet with a song of hope each day,
Tho' the moments be cloudy or fair;
Let us trust in our Savior always,
Who keepeth everyone in His care.

Do you know how to stay happy? Here are a few ideas that I learned from Robert Lewis Stevenson (18 ) and
Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
Make the best of our circumstances. No one has everything and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears.
Don’t take yourself too seriously. Don’t think that somehow you should be protected from misfortune that befalls other people.
You can’t please everybody. Don’t let criticism worry you.
Don’t let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.
Do the things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.
Never borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than real ones.
Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish jealousy, enmity, grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.
Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about new places.
Don’t hold post-mortems. Don’t spend your time brooding over sorrows or mistakes. Don’t be one who never gets over things.
Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy.
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