I went to the bank to make a simple transaction and was lured into a conversation about happiness with the associate that was helping me. He noticed my smile & calm manner and asked me how I do that. He went on to say that he had been having a rotten time of it & began to expound on his given situation.

His problem in a nutshell…a word I will token as ‘butism’. Every one of his sentences was peppered with ‘yeah, but’ like I did not truly understand what he was saying to me. I more than understood that he wanted a ‘pearl of wisdom’ that would propel him through all his problems & into a life of wonderful bliss.

I am so use to people showing me their ‘emotional baggage’ that I didn’t even blink as I responded to his quandary with this, “either fully commit yourself or let it go”. Then I smiled and walked away!!!