Gavin Learns the Secrets to Happiness

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Published for Free Distribution Only Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery Awaken Publishing and Design 88 Bright Hill Road Singapore 574117 Tel: (65) 6849 5342 E-mail: Website: ISBN: 978-981-14-5961-0 1st Edition, May 2020, 3000 copies ENUNS-0101-0517 Project Editor: Esther Thien Chinese Translator: Oh Puay Fong Chinese Proofreader: Glenn Low Proofreaders: Oh Puay Fong, Felicia Choo Artist & Art Therapist: Yen Chua ( Designer: Ada Koh Although reprinting of our books for free distribution is encouraged as long as the publication is reprinted in its entirety with no modifications, including this statement of the conditions, and credit is given to the author and the publisher, we require permission to be obtained in writing, to ensure that the latest edition is used. Printed by Times Printers Private Limited Tel: (65) 6311 2888

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When faced with something negative in life, we can choose to allow it to break us or we can find spiritual, mental and emotional growth from the experience. How we react to a situation and the attitude we hold is a choice we make. Happiness is not inherent in any specific situation, but in how we relate to life’s experiences. If we stay grounded and understand that there are those facing far tougher situations than us, we will feel compassion, empathy and gentleness, not just for others but for ourselves as well.