By Joseph J. Mazzella
I find that the older I get the pickier I get about what I read. I just don’t want to waste hours and hours of my life reading something that isn’t going to enlighten, inspire, or entertain me. I can still remember the last time I walked into a book store at a mall. I glanced down the self-help section and was amazed at the number of books there. There were books to help you lose weight. There were books to help you find a mate. There were books on exercising your body. There were books on exercising your mind. There were books about improving your work life. There were books about improving your sex life. There were books about making friends. There were books about making money. There were countless books taking you down countless roads all claiming to lead you to happiness.
I have found, though, that the most direct path to happiness is to just say “yes” every morning to one simple question: “Are you going to love, today?” Are you going to love God today? Yes! Are you going to love yourself today? Yes! Are you going to love everyone else today? Yes! Once you can say yes to love then you can say yes to all the other important questions in this life.
Are you going to be kind? Yes! Are you going to help others? Yes! Are you going to face life’s difficulties with a smile? Yes! Are you going to take care of your heart, soul, body, and mind? Yes! Are you going to make this world a better place? Yes! Are you going to share laughter and spread joy? Yes! Are you going to do your best to live your life so that Heaven sings and God smiles? Yes! Yes! Yes!
Every morning you are given a fresh start, a new beginning, and one more chance to say “Yes!” to love. Every morning you are giving another opportunity to start writing a new chapter in your own book of life. Live well then. Write well. And love well today and always.