Help The World Catch The Happy Bug
When I woke up yesterday and heard the news of the Virginia shooting I cried. It broke my heart.
America isn’t without its problems but most of them would be solvable. We, the voters, need to start electing candidates based on their willingness to find bi-partisan solutions instead of their ability to sound byte their party ideology. Bi-partisanship is the cornerstone of a democracy. If you’ve forgotten that, watch the HBO John Adams mini-series for a reminder of the many compromises our Founding Fathers made.
This charity baseball game was one of the few unifying things Congress does. I hope they have a sell-out. If I lived closer I’d go.
It’s easy to dislike someone we don’t know. It’s almost impossible to dislike someone who we bond with over uniting experiences. One thing that unites citizens of the United States is that we are all Americans. Even when we have different ideas about solutions for problems, we still live in a great country. A country that we all love, a country that we want to become even greater for our kids.
Last week the Society announced the theme for Happiness Happens Month: #HappinessUnites. We need to start living this theme now. We need to look at our family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and even strangers with the goal to recognize what unites us beyond pain.
I’m sending love, prayers and peace to everyone affected by yesterday’s shooting. I’m also asking each of you to join me and show the world that what unites us is far bigger than what divides us. Let’s fill our lives with more happiness. Then let’s share that happiness on social media. Happiness is contagious. Help the world catch the happy bug.