To Be Happy
Sometimes people remind others to tone down their joy more often than they remind others to boost up their sadness.
Sometimes people enjoy gossiping about others’ plights, misfortune, and perceived failures more than their successes.
Sometimes people analyze, judge, and label the glee-filled person.
Sometimes people make fun of smiles.
Sometimes there are more words spoken about sadness than of joy.
Sometimes people remind others to act more serious, but rarely do they caution to act more goofy.
Sometimes people think to get anything accomplished fun must be set aside.
Sometimes people hush the laughing child.
Sometimes people reflect upon the sad person’s dilemma more than the happy person’s celebration.
Sometimes fear and loss pulls people closer, while good news and abundance pulls people apart.
Sometimes more energy is spent on trying to relieve someone’s pain than on how to increase someone’s happiness.
Sometimes giddiness is perceived as immature.
Sometimes people don’t trust the funny person.
Sometimes a comic, joker and jester are made the bad guy.
Sometimes people run from circus clowns and punish the class clown.
Sometimes people mock someone’s laugh but never make fun of their cry.
Sometimes the sad news tops the happy news.
Sometimes brightly colored garb and shiny attire scare people.
Sometimes when passing a stranger, a frown feels safer than a grin.
Sometimes people gravitate towards the sad and are suspicious of the happy.
Sometimes people believe happiness is lost and to be found.
Sometimes to be happy we must smile through all the sometimes.
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