Monday, April 29, 2013

NaBloPoMo - Monday, April 29, 2013

smile in a sea of sadness

Prompt: Samuel Johnson said: "Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates." True or false?

False! The attempt to divert grief can only irritate you if you choose to stay sad. You can choose to be happy in a sea of sadness. Those who choose to stay sad when they can instead find a way to smile have no one to blame but themselves for their unhappiness. There is always, always, always a reason to smile. Even when we are grieving, regardless of the cause of that grief, there is always a reason to smile.

"The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief." ~William Shakespeare, Othello

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1 comment:

  1. Yes, like I said in my post that you commented on, I can be absolutely happy even in the midst of grief. Nice piece.

    I smile as a cause, not as an effect~Kaneko Ikeda


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