Happiness Ain’t Just a River in Egypt

Happiness ain’t just a river in egypt

When I was growing up there was a saying “denial ain’t just a river in Egypt”. Well happiness ain’t just a river in Egypt either.

That doesn’t make sense, you say? So’s your face.

A Little Clarification

At this point most of you think I’m totally clueless and one of you doesn’t. That one is because you’re clueless, Bob. I see you. Don’t think I didn’t know.

Yes, I get that “denial” is a clever play on words for “the Nile”, and that happiness isn’t a river in Egypt. And yes, I get that you still don’t get it, Bob. It’s okay. Let’s just move on.

The point I’m trying to make is something else. Stick with me. It will make sense to you.

Well, to most of you, anyway. Sorry, Bob.

Looking For Happiness Elsewhere

The thing is we’re often looking for happiness elsewhere. We’re looking for happiness in our next purchase, our next boyfriend, or our next trip to Egypt to see the Nile.

But happiness ain’t just a river in Egypt. It’s something we can experience without spending money, settling for someone that’s not right for us, or traveling halfway across the world (Bob, Egypt is another country. On another continent. You’re Welcome.)

We don’t have to look elsewhere for happiness. There is so much fun and excitement to find where we are. We simply need to look for it and find the joy in it.

Happiness Where You Are

It’s easy to do. First, we need to stop focusing on what we don’t have and on what’s not going our way. Yes, sometimes there are things that are too big to ignore, like if we don’t have food to eat or a place to live. However, if you do, then you already have things to be thankful for.

The next thing to do is to find the happiness. Find ways to enjoy life. Have a picnic in your backyard. FaceTime some friends. Take up a new hobby.

Happiness ain’t just a River in Egypt. It’s wherever you want it to be.

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