You are one in 400 trillion

We have a lot to be happy about in our lives. For one thing, you—yes, you, sitting there reading this blog—you are not just one in a million, but one in 400 trillion. There is no other you. No other person that was designed to do just the things that you were created to do….

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I missed a few days, but I’m still happy

I was sick. I felt like I was going to die…or if not die, at least curl up in a ball and not move again for a long, long time. I spent two days in bed, hardly moving at all. For all I know, I might have been dead. I sure was sick. But at…

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What we can all learn from sadness

Sooner or later the rain stops and the sun rises again. ― Abhijit Naskar Does it make sense to write about sadness on a blog about finding happiness? Of course it does! Without sadness, how would we ever truly understand what happiness is? I don’t want to be sad—ever—but that isn’t very realistic is it?…

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Some days are just bad days, that’s all

Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is! ~Dita Von Teese I do not know a single person who has never had a bad day. It…

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What is happiness?

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ― Mahatma Gandhi How often have you experienced true happiness according to Gandhi’s quote? Personally, I believe that I do every day. Not all day, of course, but at some point every single day I experience the form of…

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A Daily Dose of Happy Happy Joy Joy

I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare. – Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story I’m not always a…

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Tracy Turnblad had a dream. .

Tracy Turnblad had a dream… If you have seen the movie “Hairspray,” you’ll recognize the name of Tracy Turnblad. Tracy was the daughter of Edna and Wilbur Turnblad and she had a “big” dream. She wanted to be a dancer on a popular Baltimore TV station show, “The Corny Collin’s Show.” I won’t say more…

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Just breathe . . . .

Just breathe… I’m a big foodie! I eat, like, three times a day… but most of all, I’m a breathie. Breathing air? That’s the best thing in the world! I couldn’t go two minutes without breathing.~Joe Mande I am not a fan of yoga. The poses get me all discombobulated. I am not a very…

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Where do I start?

Where do I start… Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a byproduct of providing a useful service. ~Henry Ford Most of us want to believe that our lives have meaning and purpose. We want to believe that we aren’t here just to exist from birth until death. We…

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What are you thinking…

What are you thinking . . . “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” — Flannery O’Connor This is one of my favorite photos from my family’s trip to Michigan a couple of years ago. We were at Lake Michigan and this gull flew into my camera…

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