Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy Happenings

"Are good things happening because I'm happy, or because I'm happy, good things are happening?"
--Jim Blow

We've all heard--and if you haven't, I'm telling you now--that attitude and outlook is everything. There's a myth, even, that our mood is more powerful than can imagine.

The idea is, that if you are happy and optimistic, you'll see events as happy, and only see the best side of an event. If you only see the best side of the event, then you can only assume it's a good event. This is like saying you're brother is your favorite, when you only, in fact, have one brother.

So, it goes to say that if you're happy, happy happenings are coming your way. That's a fair assumption.

But which came first? The chicken or the egg? I mean, which came first: the mood, or the event?

It boils down to this (I'm not talking about chickens any more): Which did come first?

If the mood came first, then the scenario is likely that you're happy, so perceived said event as great.

If the event came first, then the scenario is likely that something good happened, which instituted a happy feeling.
From here it's confusing. At this point it can be either or through the next hundred events.

Thanks for reading

--Jim Blow Out

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