This post was on our SU! website this week, and Shelli has said so well something that I truly believe.
Wishing You Happiness
December 21, 2009
'Tis the season of commercials and advertisements. Recently a billboard along the highway caught our attention. It was large, bright, and straightforward--it showed a woman, larger than life, drinking a popular soda, with the simple message: Drink Happiness.
We live in a world where people want us to believe that if we drink just the right drink, eat just the right food, or wear just the right clothes, we'll be happy. In reality, of course, we know that's not the case. The world is full of people who have plenty of everything they could possibly want, yet who aren't happy, and those who don't appear to have much of anything, yet who are very happy.
Inspiring quotes about happiness abound, and most are rooted in the idea that we experience happiness most when we are not searching for it, when we are reaching out and serving others, and when we are focusing on the good things in our lives rather than the bad.
During this holiday season, we wish you happiness--a happiness that comes from spending time with those you love and celebrating what you value most.
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!