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Always wanting to be happy can bring disillusionment, discontent, and anger, whereas finding joy in each situation, no matter how difficult it is, will bring peace.

Getting a new car can make you happy (it’s situational emotion), but only for a while because eventually it will get old. Enjoying sharing your car or taking people places brings joy each and every time (it is attitude-based).

Be happy today by finding the joy in life around you.


Kayla Marnach is the author of the Can Do Kids Series. Her newest book, I Can Do That! helps children learn self-regulating techniques. Told through rhyme from a child’s point of view, strategies are shared empowering the child to effectively learn and practice ways they can control their emotions and actions when they feel themselves becoming dysregulated. Order your copy today!