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Happiness is a choice

Happiness is a Choice In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly established March 20 annually as The International Day of Happiness. Isn’t it great that now that we have holidays to remind us to tell those around us that we love them, to honor those that gave the supreme sacrifice, to show our patriotism, to honor our veterans, to give …

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International Day of Happiness, 2015

International Day of Happiness, March 20, 2015 The International Day of Happiness was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. Assembly Resolution A/RES/66/281 basically states that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal. They invite the world to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising …

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Drinking From Your Bucket List, One Dipper at a Time

Drinking From Your Bucket List, One Dipper at a Time I truly believe there is no better way to keep hope and happiness in your life, than to have written goals, and along with those goals, a Bucket List. This past weekend, I was able to drink from my Bucket list in a most fantastic way. It all started about …

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International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness, March 20,  2014 The International Day of Happiness was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. Assembly Resolution A/RES/66/281 basically states that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal.  They invite the world to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising …

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Can You Make Yourself Happy for No Reason? by Marci Shimoff

I recently read Happy for No Reason:  7 Steps to Being Happy From the Inside Out by Marci Shimoff.  Marci is a #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul.  I found the book super rewarding because she wrote what I have been saying all along.  You don’t have to be an overachiever, or rich, …

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Mining Your Acres of Diamonds

Half of being happy is being happy with what you’ve got, the other half is being happy no matter what. Ash Sweeney In the 1880s, Dr. Russell Conwell, a well respected lawyer turned pastor in Philadelphia, felt the calling to establish a college with the purpose of allowing young men of limited means to study for the ministry.  He founded …

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Happiness is… going to the Theater

The Bard once wrote, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Maybe it stems from the many resounding thespian successes I experienced as a child, such as the lead shepherd in our church play, or perhaps my most acclaimed role of The Black Toad, in “The Night of the Black Toad”, but as an …

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Happiness is… Traveling the World

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page St. Augustine St. Augustine said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Well, I love to read, and I certainly enjoy reading more than one page. I myself have been to 45 of our states, four of …

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Why I Make Myself Be Happy

Aristotle wrote “Happiness is the meaning and purpose in life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” I believe strongly in maximizing my potential through self-actualization.  I have spent 35 years studying every self-improvement book, audio, and video I could find.  After all this, I am fully convinced that money can’t buy happiness, but happiness can buy success.  Let’s …

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Don’t Worry, be Happy

Don’t Worry, be Happy Researchers have estimated that more than 85% of the things we worry about never happens. I would further state that another 10% of the things we worry about, we could overcome the problem by acting pro-actively rather than sticking our head in the sand. This only leaves 5%. Of this 5%, worrying can serve absolutely no …

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