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I've learned from experience that happiness is an acquired skill. There's always something to complain about, even during those perfect times. And, there is always something to celebrate, even during the worst of times. Happiness is not an objective reality so much as a subjective state of mind.

I have lived large parts of my life in wonderful circumstances that I failed to appreciate. Reasons to be happy were everywhere, but somehow I didn't connect with them. It was as though I was eating but couldn't taste the food. Finally, I've learned to celebrate the good while it's happening. I feel thankful and blessed today for what are sometimes such simple pleasures. I have learned that happiness is not determined by circumstances or events. Happiness is not what happens when everything goes the way you think it should go; happiness is what happens when you decide to be happy.

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