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You Are Already Happy, You Just Don’t Know It

September 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm UTC

It’s funny: having been active on social media for the past 5 or 6 years I am really starting to see seasonal emotional patterns. For instance, the first few weeks of Spring always bring a flurry of positive, optimistic comments regardless of what I post. (I can see the comments trending positive in April/May for followers in the N. Hemisphere; September/October for the Southern Hemisphere). Right now in the N. Hemisphere lots of people are going back to school, so I’m seeing comments that seem breathless and excited in the last weeks of August slowly turning grumpy and stressed out as September closes and the weather begins to cool.

Not everyone is affected, but I definitely see a spike in negativity. My son said something a few years ago that always works to cheer me up. He said, “Remember, even when you think you are sad, you are really happy, because your skull is always smiling.” Just think of that happy, smiling skull inside your heads, my friends, and remember, life is but a dream.


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