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Alex Wiecking | The expedition of happiness

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Dear boys, girls, men and women of the world, life is too darn brief to not commit to the simple joys present everyday. We are frequently surrounded by all categories of people, emotions, situations, and positions, yet we so tend to focus on the negative ones. Why is that?

Why do we, the people of this very Earth, so unintentionally surround ourselves with the negativity of today, whether it be our own self doubt or the fact that we possess a small patch of not too vibrant grass?

Look around you. Look within you. The sun is shining so ingeniously bright, there is a calm, collected breeze, and you...? Well you, in all you are, are a constant pulse of life, a reminder that limits are a roadblock in the mind of possibilities. You can do anything. And though some tasks may be slightly more tedious than others, be aware that you are a symbol of strength and the phrase “I can’t”, does not belong in your dictionary.

So smile, laugh, sing, dance, create and maybe, just maybe, you’ll discover that happiness, isn’t so far off after all.

Alex Wiecking is a 14-year-old freshman who attends Eastmont Junior High School.