As a business owner I sometimes receive emails from companies trying to sell their products or services. Over the weekend I got an email from a Chinese printing company. It started like this:
Just like a fortune cookie, some of these business translations share “creative” English. At the same time part of me is recognizing the error, another part appreciates the happy sentiment. It’s more than a greeting, somehow. It’s a way of life they’re promoting right here in this spam.
What if, instead of saying, “Have a nice day,” you said, “Be happy everyday”? Or even, “I am happy everyday!” What if you could say it and make it so?
Perhaps this wasn’t meant as a greeting at all, but a command: HAPPY EVERYDAY! I mean it! Or else!
Could it be that easy? Just to decide that every day is happy?
What do you think?
“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” ~Aeschylus
“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” ~Francesca Reigler
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