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There Is No Known Cure for Happy-itis (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 16 2016Views/Reads: 806/427Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
There is more to life than being happy, but not much more. Happiness comes from deep inside and flows to the outside so everybody can see it and benefit from it.

Now that the pressure of the Old Year is off and the New Year has just
begun, I can chill out a little and rest for a while. 

Towards the end of the Old Year, there is a lot of pressure to get
caught up on all of those stupid New Year's resolutions I made for the 
year. Every year I am pressured into making some silly New Year's 
resolution. I would think that after a while this would get old. 

For some people, this is simply a way of life and addressing the New

“Have you got your New Year's resolution list made up,” my wife always
badgers me. 

I used to be able to get away with saying, “Yes, I sure do.” 

That worked until one year she said, “Can I see your list of New Year's

I dodged that for as long as I could and then had to confess that I
really did not have any New Year's resolutions. 

That was a major mistake on my part because the Gracious Mistress of the
Parsonage volunteered to help me make up a list of New Year's 
resolutions. That list was so long that, if taken seriously, it would 
take me the rest of my life just to put a little dent in it. 

From then on, I made up my own little list of New Year's resolutions. 

Usually on my list is one resolution dealing with losing weight. I
cannot tell you how many times I have lost a pound only to find it and 
its friend the next day. I cannot help it, I guess I am so pleasant to 
be around this weight cannot stay away from me. Maybe I should try to 
be a little grumpier this year. (That would make a great New Year's 

Somebody in our house is very serious about New Year's resolutions. 

The year starts out with, “You got your New Year's resolutions all

It then evolves into, “Have you started on your New Year's resolutions

The next evolutionary point is, “What New Year's resolution have you

The evolution ends with, “Have you completed your New Year's resolutions

This is one reason why I do not believe in the theory of evolution. 

At each evolutionary stage, my stress level increases appropriately. By
the time December comes around my life has evolved to a point of 
absolute nervous recklessness and major stress because I know not one 
of those New Year's resolutions were met. 

That is why I like January. Yes, I have that list of New Year's
resolutions, but I have not really started thinking about them yet. 
That is the beauty of January. Nobody is thinking about working on 
those resolutions nor is anybody, especially in my happy domicile, 
questioning about where we are along with our New Year's resolutions. 

For the most part, January finds me in a state of sheer happiness. I
call it, happy-itis and as far as I know, there is absolutely no cure 
for it. I just love being happy and on occasion my face joins in the 

“Why,” my wife demands, “are you so happy?” 

This is where a husband has to carefully think about his next response.
Should I tell her the truth or should I tell her what she really wants 
to hear? Sometimes these two do not hold hands. 

I compromise and say, “I'm just happy about starting a new year and what

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