Posted in Food For Thought

The Secret To Happiness

Courtesy of Intelligence is Sexy

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There once was a crow who lived in the woods.
He was happy with his life and never wanted for anything.

But one day the crow saw a dove.
“That dove is so bright and beautiful,” thought the crow.  “By comparison, I am so dark and dull.”

The crow approached the dove and said “You are so beautiful!  You must be the happiest bird alive.”

The dove replied, “I used to think I was the happiest bird alive, but then I saw a robin.  Its chest was so red and vibrant, I feel so plain by comparison.  I think the robin must be the happiest bird alive.”

So the crow visited the robin.  “You’re so beautiful!  You must be the happiest bird alive.”

“I thought I was the happiest bird alive,” said the robin.  “Until I saw a peacock.  Its colors were so impressive and rich.  My red chest looks so boring by comparison.  I think the peacock must be the happiest bird alive.”

So the crow flew to a zoo to meet the peacock.

Many people flocked to the peacock’s cage and took photographs.

When the crowd had left the crow said to the peacock, “You are so beautiful.  You must be the happiest bird alive.”

The peacock sighed and said, “I thought I was the happiest bird alive, but then they put me in a cage because of my beauty.  Sometimes I look to the sky and see crows flying free, and all I want is to be a crow.  I think the crow must be the happiest bird alive.”

Never lose sight of your own blessings by comparing yourself to others.

peacock

 

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I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!

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