Happiness is a conscious choice 
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In my last blog, I argued that strength and resilience are keys to a happy, successful life.

I noted the obvious: that life deals us much adversity — some small obstacles, some huge roadblocks — and that choosing strength and resilience in the face of life’s many adversities will help us live a happier, more fulfilling, more healthful, and fun-packed life.

Strength and resilience are conscious choices.

By choosing to meet adversity with strength and resilience, you can short cut through a lot of pain and suffering.

By no means do I mean to suggest that we should ignore our pain or bury feelings or not grieve when we suffer losses. But we should not wallow in them, either.

amy titus
5/7/2012 7:20:14 PM

Sadly, we do not "always" recover. For those living with permanent disabilites and/or untreatable severe chronic pain, random moments of joy are the often the best that can be hoped for.

4/4/2012 3:46:04 PM

I have always tried to find the good in something bad that has happened to make me feel better but usually after it is over and I am already feeling a little better. Dan you bring up a really good point, that we should think about something good coming out of it and emerging a better stronger person during the pain and suffering to help us cope as we are going through it!

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