Happiness And The Happiness Of Others
By N Oji Mzilikazi
Originally appeared in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 23, Number 26 December 19, 2013
Regardless as to religious beliefs or lack thereof, and even if it’s on account of the gifts, food and drinks, Christmas brings a spirit of friendliness, joy and happiness. Yet, there are those who only know vex and angry parang. They participate in the festivities, laugh and tell jokes as well, but never succumb to the abandonment of spirit.
They can’t or don’t know how to laugh at themselves, and/or to laugh at the world. They stay guarded; watch what everyone say and do and take notes — to use as a weapon at a later date…
…Take stock of your life. Cut people off if you have to; if they are bad for your health; rooted in negativity. Remember, “Anger lies in the bosom of fools,” and “A kind answer turn away wrath.”
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!