I've been thinking a lot about happiness lately. This could become quite a long post, because I have a tendency to go on too long about things...just ask my wife. But, I've been wondering why so many of us waste time being unhappy. When I think of myself as a teenager, I was always happy. There wasn't much that came my way that would change that for long...it's just who I was. What happened? Now, for those of you that don't know me...I'm not grumpy all the time now, but I've decided I have been spending far too much time under my own little black cloud. Why? I'm not sure. Life is too short to waste time being unhappy. For me it takes more effort to be unhappy. It's not my natural self. So I've decided to smile a little more. I'm going to make a conscious effort to be happy. How? I'm going to "count my blessings". My life is good. There will always be things that try and trip me up...and I'm sure I'll fall every once in while, but why stay down...it's just not worth it. There, I'm done. I like my little illustration on the subject...no that's not me. Way too much hair.