My friend Shelley DuPont wrote a story, Julia and the Field Day, about a seventh grade girl with special needs. Mrs. Dupont was assigned to Julia as a teachers aid during a 7th grade Field Day.
Julie said to Mrs. DuPont, “Mrs. D., let’s be happy.”
Julie was happy. She didn’t whine, complain or compare herself to the other students. She was happy.
Is achieving happiness really that simple?
Can I choose my attitude? Can I decide to be happy, and then be happy?
Is it possible to choose happiness?
Julie, Abraham Lincoln, and Leo Tolstoy seem to think so.
Let’s be happy.
Julia – 7th grade middle school student
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln – 16th United States President
If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy – Russian Writer.
I read Shelley DuPont’s story several days ago. Julia’s comment, “Mrs. D., lets be happy,” has played through my brain like a song that gets stuck in your head and you can’t stop singing it.
“Le’t be happy. Let’s be happy. Let’s be happy.”
Julia, today I will be happy.
What do you choose today? Are you going to listen to Julia and be happy?
Please let me know in the comments. I would love to chat. Really I would.