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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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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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Seeing Beauty in the Simple Things

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy” ~The Dalai Lama Judy and I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel and witness many beautiful views; a beautiful sunset over Paris from the Eiffel Tower, the romance of Trevi Fountain in Rome, the awesomeness of the glaciers in College Fjord in Alaska, the reverence of St. Peter’s Basilica, …

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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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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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