“Happiness” is a dramatically popular topic today, we must assume because people by far and large are NOT happy and want to be. A very real issue however is whether you have the mental and physical ability to even engage with happiness, and further, joy and hope. Meaning, imagine I had a pitcher of your favorite beverage, maybe wine, coffee, or tea. You hold your mug or glass out and I pour in the glorious elixir. But alas, before your container reaches your lips, the liquid drains out through multiple cracks. You get nothing. Are your circumstances so dire there is nothing to be happy, joyful, and hopeful about? Or do those things reach you yet fall through the cracks of your compromised body and mind which don’t have the capacity to contain them? This is a very real and present issue, a growing issue, in our culture today.

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