I have this fortune that I got in a fortune cookie years ago that I haven’t been able to get rid of. You know, those things that no matter how often you clean out your desk and you organize your life, some things just stick with you. You can’t get yourself to throw them out. This is one of those things. The fortune says, “Happiness is a state of mind.” And it has it’s spot on my desk right in my eye’s view, so that I can see it whenever I need to. It’s always there, a constant reminder. And you know, a lot has happened in my life, a lot of sadness and confusion and anger and a lot of tears and pain and it’s never going away, none of it. I’ll carry it with me forever, until the end of my days. That’s just the way life goes, I guess. But from all of it, I always go back, after the sadness and anger and fear and questions of “why?” and declarations that “life isn’t fair,” I am constantly going back to that fortune, sitting there peacefully on my desk: Happiness is a state of mind. Well, okay, then. So it is. And me? I choose to be happy. I think that’s a much better mindset than the millions of alternatives, don’t you?