A recent Gallup poll identified Hawaiians as the…

A recent Gallup poll identified Hawaiians as the most cheerful folks in America. Duh! Beautiful sunsets, blue waters, endless beaches, ideal climate; what is there not to like? But you don’t have to live in Honolulu to be happy. I think we folks in Franklin County are a leg up on all the others. But happiness is less about the state you live in as it is about the state between your right and left ear. Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount with what we call the Beatitudes. They are a list of nine ways of thinking that will lead to genuine joy and happiness. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, those who are meek and so forth. The point is a person can depend on outside influences or he can find happiness by right thinking within. This is Just-A-Minute

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