by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – How to be Happy
Editor’s note: This is now Nancy’s primary and main message, much more often than stay home and raise your children because you are a mother. The new primary message is be happy no matter what, no negative thoughts or emotions allowed ever. If ever there was a recipe for becoming mentally ill it is this insistence on no negative emotions ever allowed!
“She always made home happy.” This was an epitaph a husband inscribed on his wife’s grave after 60 years of marriage. What a powerful life. Imagine 60 years of making a home happy.
Could this be written over my grave, or yours? Do we consciously seek to make our husband happy? Do we intentionally bless and encourage our children each day? Do we seeking to make our home a delight? Or are we too busy taken up with our own problems, self-interest, or self-pity?
Can I tell you a secret? The best way to get out of the doldrums and depression is to forget about yourself and bless someone else. “How can I make someone happy when I feel so lousy?” you ask. Forget your feelings. Just do it. You will be amazed at what happens.
When you make others happy, you become happy. As you become happy f, you make others even happier. Your husband will be happier. Your children will be happier.
This is the way to go, mother! Start making someone happy right now. If your husband is around, sneak up on him and give a big kiss and cuddle. Or call him at work and tell him you love him. Do something special for one of your children.
All of her recent writings reminds me of this sequence from the carton ‘Ren and Stimpy’ the ‘Happy Happy Joy Joy’ song. Enjoy.
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