C’mon, Be Happy

A cheerful heart has a continual feast.
                    —Proverbs 15:15

Molly Picon, star of Yiddish stage and film, spent hundreds of nights in crowded hotel rooms with members of her theatrical company. Grumbling was constant—by everybody but Molly.

One night a voice out of the darkness asked Molly why she—the star—never complained about cramped quarters.

“My grandmother brought up eleven children in four rooms,” she said.

“How did she manage that?” someone asked.

“She took in boarders,” Molly answered.

We all know people who could sulk their way through Disneyland. Chronic complainers. Gruff, grouchy, gloomy humans—people you don’t want to be around.

We also know the opposite kind—people who are always cheerful, regardless of circumstances and conditions. People like you.

Have a nice day.

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