Accept that sadness is part of being human, but do not allow its all pervasive and dark energy to become the overwhelming backdrop to your life, bringing little chance of joy for today and depressing monotony for tomorrow.

It is not fitting for your spirit to have its true power and brilliance dulled by a mere emotion that can never lift you to your highest potential and enjoyment in the company of others.

Be the one who chooses happiness over habitual pain and suffering and then look forward, with confidence, to the many heart-warming surprises before you.

© Meliza Smith and thenewsageblog, 2013