Happiness is…Taking a Risk

Happiness is…Taking a risk Are you a risk taker? In a previous blog, Happiness is…Seizing the Moment, I discussed how traveling brings me happiness. In the blog, I referred to an upcoming cruise to the Dominican Republic and The Turks a few weeks later. Well, it turned out to be …

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Showing Gratitude

Showing Gratitude “No Man is an Island” is very true. None of us have ever achieved anything without having someone there to help us. Research shows that one of the key characteristics of Happy people is that they show gratitude. To make it even better, the more gratitude they show, …

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Choosing Hope

CHOOSING HOPE: Overcoming Despair Jerry L. Haynes, Bringing Hope And Happiness About 20 years ago I began my passionate quest to Bring Hope and Happiness to Others. Over the years, I’ve done this in several different ways. The project I’m working on now is my most exciting by far Although …

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True Love

Ah, Valentine’s Day. What a wonderful time to celebrate True Love. When I was young, I was in love. True love. Never-ending love. I would sit and listen to Sonny James as he told MY story Young love, first love Filled with true devotion Young love, our love We share …

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The Hope Candle

Judy and I were blessed this year to be asked to light the Hope Candle during the first week of Advent. How perfect this was for me because Bringing Hope And Happiness is my life’s mission. I recently began a new book which will help people find a path from …

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I’m No Hero

I’m No Hero In October, 1971, I found myself on my first airplane ride to Chicago, where a bus would take me, along with 40 other young boys, to the Training Support Center Great Lakes. After a less than stellar first two years at VA Tech, I had enlisted in …

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The Love Candle

The Love Candle: I love the way God brings merging of events into my life. I can’t say it’s Serendipity, because I know it’s a God thing. Judy and I attended our Church Retreat this past weekend. The retreat was very spiritual, and rewarding, but there was one very special …

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September is Addiction Recovery Month

September is National Addiction Recovery Month. I venture there’s not a single one of us that have not had to face the adversity of Addictions. Mine is most definitely food. I know I’m dangerously overweight. It keeps me from doing activities that I enjoy. I take pride in being disciplined …

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He is Risen!

He is Risen! My blogs are usually on either Hope or Happiness, so I’m very excited for today’s blog to be about both Hope AND Happiness. Everyone may not share my enthusiasm for this blog, and I fully accept that, but I hope those 2 Billion people around the world …

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