Happiness is a Choice

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No, No, No, No, No.

Next time, remind ourselves
not to push any misery buttons.

Realign dendrites.
Charm the universe.

I first encountered the work of Barry Neil Kaufman in 1986 as an undergrad. I was so taken by his approach of nonjudgmental engagement with children who have special needs that I not only made it a focus of my studies, much of how I work with students to this day has been influenced by his work. On page 143 of “Happiness is a Choice,” Kaufman’s attempt to reach a wide audience, he is helping readers understand that regardless of a situation, we always have choices. –Andy Smallman