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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 an exciting cruise. The Incident Our ship was the Carnival …

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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, the Happier they get. I know this is true, because …

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International Day of Happiness, March 20

International Day of Happiness, March 20 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 activities. …

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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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Debbie

Debbie While on a wonderful tour of Ireland & Scotland, I got some heartbreaking news; the death of a longtime friend, who was also the wife of a longtime friend. I had known Debbie Stuart Shaffner since I was 15. I’ve known her husband Billy since I was 12. Although I truly felt them to be among my favorite friends, …

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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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