Reminder: Be Happy

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Cleaning out the inbox this AM and opened all the lovely Happy Birthday emails from smart email marketers over at places like Sephora, Virgin Atlantic, CVS, and especially Capital One. Capital One gave me a special reminder in their email that I have to share with you all.

For those without patience  to watch the beautiful little video below, here’s the gist of it:

If there was a scale that went from miserable to really, really, happy, where would you be?

You don’t really have to answer.

But consider this: the people who say they’re miserable are usually comparing themselves to someone they think is better off. While the people who are happy usually don’t compare themselves to anybody at all. They just look around themselves and inside themselves and they like what they see.

If you’ve been trying to keep up with the Joneses maybe you should give yourself a break. In fact, invite the Joneses over for a barbecue. Tell them how happy you are to have them as neighbors. They might just feel the same way about you.

And you might just end up agreeing that the happiest people in the world aren’t those with the most money. They’re the ones with the most friends.

Thank you Capital One for the reminder, and the smile on my face!

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