I heard a song on the radio today: “Tengo El Derecho a Ser Feliz.” The translation? I have the right to be happy!

It sounds nice…like it should be correct.

But happiness is not a right; it’s an opportunity.

Think of yourself as an animal on the Serengeti. You’re hungry and you have to eat. But the plains are filled with danger, with animals that want to kill you! And somewhere in the dark is your food, waiting to be pounced on. Do you have the courage to fight? Can you overcome your fear? Can you rise above the challenge?

Happiness is an opportunity: and it’s something that you win via courage and strength.

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