Duty and Happiness

“Happiness is the natural fruit of duty.” Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

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It’s hard to argue with Mother Teresa.

However,  when I think of “duty”, I”m fairly certain my first thoughts are not directed toward “happiness”.  Duty requires commitment.  A dedication to do what must be done without consideration of personal preferences.

Yet Mother Teresa says it’s  happiness we reap when we show up and help out.   And I think she’s right.    There’s a lot of awful stuff going on in our world right now.  So I’m thinking we could all use some optimism, some understanding and collaboration.

There’s always room for more love.

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Let’s play nice and help each other when we can.  A smile, a helping hand, a willingness to listen or share. Everyone can use more love.

It can be a game changer.

 

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