Friday, October 21, 2011

Have some Happiness

Have some Happiness
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
Frederick Keonig
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
~ Marcus Aurelius

It is strange to think that happiness is a challenge. We assume that it is normal to be happy and it is abnormal to be sad or angry. However, this is not the case. Most people are content, but happiness takes work. In high school students are overwhelmed with homework, friends, family and the day to day struggles of existing. In the midst of this chaos of high school, happiness sometimes falls by the wayside. Students often just try and get through the day.
Here in the library we are going to try and cultivate real happiness. We have put up a “Have Some Happiness” display right behind the “Rules of the Library” (a little ironic I know). While this may sound cheesy (let’s all skip and hold hands) this display is just a reminder to take a moment to smile, or do something silly that makes you happy. Skipping and holding hands is all well and good, but it is the small things that we can appreciate and make us happy.
What you will find on the “Have Some Happiness” display is inspirational quotes, helpful lists, cartoons, pretty pictures, jokes and anything else that could (hopefully) bring a small smile to someone. Students are encouraged to make suggestions of things to add to the board, and if you think it’s too cheesy, say something and we will try to de-cheese.

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