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The end of this round of elections makes this quote from William Arthur Ward most apt.  But the advice goes much farther than politics.  It’s a basic tenet for a happy, productive life.




“Every person has the power to make others happy.
Some do it simply by entering a room
others by leaving the room.
Some individuals leave trails of gloom;
others, trails of joy.
Some leave trails of hate and bitterness;
others, trails of love and harmony.
Some leave trails of cynicism and pessimism;
others trails of faith and optimism.
Some leave trails of criticism and resignation;
others trails of gratitude and hope.
What kind of trails do you leave?”

~William Arthur Ward