I always enjoy the writings of Peggy Noonan in her weekly Wall Street Journal column. She tends to provide, for me at least, a sense of clarity and elegance when discussing the often hand-to-hand, take no prisoners environment of politics.
Her May 9 column discussed the life of Jack Kemp, who recently passed away. I have also been a long admirer of this gentleman (and not just of his terrific head of hair) and believe there is much to be learned from his perspective, treatment of others, and understanding of the average American. Her column was titled “. . . the Power of the Happy Man.”
In considering her moving column title and the story of Jack Kemp, I can think of no greater goal than to live the life of a happy man. Many of us spend entirely too much time pounding ourselves and others down and lamenting over the negatives, rather than reveling in the life that we have. Living is best enjoyed via happiness, joy, love and understanding.
My hope is that I can continue to fine tune my life so that I will live as a truly happy man. And that is my wish for you as well.