I think I’m a pretty happy sort of chap, always joking around and generally enjoying life.
Being happy is actually a frame of mind. It is also a choice that we can all make, by seeing the glass as half full, rather than half empty.
The happiness of others is important and is something we should always try our best to promote.
Whilst their happiness is not our responsibility, using our wisdom, courage and compassion will go a long way to helping them achieve that goal.
So next time, during diamoku, concentrate on praying for the happiness of someone you know who needs a bit of cheering up. Fill your lungs, chant your heart out and you too will feel your spirits lifted.
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.