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Happiness Tip 80
Vivienne Barnes, Happiness Coach
Waterfall photo by Andrei Niemimaki
Welcome to week 80

Those of you following me for a while will know that I like to quote certain appropriate pieces...and today is one such day

This is from 'Meditations for women who do too much' by Anne Wilson Schaef:

There is no difference between happiness and depression. They both have the same process. It is just the content is not the same. Both will come and go.

The major difference between them is what we DO with them.

We are always seeking happiness. When we see it coming we say 'Ah, come here, I see you. Stay with me always. Happiness laughs and says 'Oh she's seen me. I can leave now'. And it does

With depression, we see it coming and we say; 'Go away, I don't want you. Not me' And depression sighs and says, 'Here we go again, I'm going to have to get bigger and bigger for her to hear me and learn what I have to teach.' So it taps us on the shoulder and says, Over here, over here!' until it gets our attention. Then it leaves.

Both happiness and depression have something to teach us. Both will come and go. Both will return. It is our response and openness to learn from both makes the difference.

My HAPPINESS is a gift. My depression is a gift. Both are like butterflies in my life.

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Happiness Tip 80, 19th September 2018, 10:00 AM