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The Middle Path, One Day At A Time

Ed Halliwell: Good cheer, rather than ‘happiness’ might be the key to beating winter blues | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

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By making a conscious decision to be cheerful, including when we are in pain, we diminish our identification with unhappy circumstances and strengthen our confidence that we are not entirely at their mercy. This brings us choice – perhaps not over the circumstances themselves, but over how we relate to them. If we choose to respond with cheerfulness, we not only stand a better chance of weathering the storm, but we are subtly strengthening our ability to deal constructively and positively with life’s inevitable insults.

via Ed Halliwell: Good cheer, rather than ‘happiness’ might be the key to beating winter blues | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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