There is joy in submission

This post might be a bit different. When we think about joy, most of us don’t think about “submission” being a part of it. But it really can be. I am not referring to anything sexual here, but just the act of submitting to a higher authority. What is submission? Last Sunday at church the…

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Every day can be miraculous

I am a firm believer that our attitudes dictate most things in our lives. Because of this belief, I know that the one thing that I need to work on is my attitude. When I was younger—like in my 20s—I had a T-shirt that had a picture of a big guy holding a bat and…

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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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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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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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