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Are you a mabsoot?  The world will most probably light up if you are. What makes you a mabsoot?

This blue sky holiday on a sunflower field made me go, “and I think to myself what a wonderful world!”  I was quite a mabsoot.

The Dalai Lama says “happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” I thought I would make a little experiment; see what would an action mean to me so off I shopped in Chatuchak, a huge weekend market known to bring seasoned shoppers to their knees.  I came home with sore feet, but thinking the Dalai Lama was right.

What really made me a mabsoot after shopping like a madwoman was my vintage loot.  It makes my heart dance as merrily as it did when I browsed the graveyard at St. Mary’s church in the shadow of Scarborough Castle and found this –

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

That’s Abraham Lincoln. And I tend to agree with him. Making up your mind to be happy is easy, and not as costly as shopping.

There’s a Facebook page called Mabsoot. On its ‘About’ you will read that it’s only for people of religion like laughter.  The page profile image made me laugh and decide that I’ll be nothing else than a mabsoot today, and hopefully always.

You have figured out mabsoot already, haven’t you? The Urban dictionary defines mabsoot as a happy person. The origin is Arabic and why they say it’s commonly used in Hebrew slang, I don’t know, don’t care. It’s just nice to be a mabsoot.

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