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This Little Life of Mine; I’m Gonna Let It Shine…

At the end of May, I came across an essay titled “The Small, Happy Life,” by David Brooks. While it originated in the New York Times, I didn’t find it there. I don’t read the newspaper because it tends to depress me. But this little gem was shared on Facebook by Patti Digh, a writer and …

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In Honor of My Birthday Week…

In honor of my birthday week… A favorite post from the past. Wishing The Years Away Originally posted: SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 ♦ 2 COMMENTS Last night, we celebrated my great niece’s birthday. She is two. 🙂 While watching her approach the festivities with joyful abandon, I couldn’t help but compare her reactions to those of most adults.  She …

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Poopheads are Everywhere

Last year, I wrote about being a poop and how and why you shouldn’t be one… Some folks still need to read this… 🙂   Don’t be a poop, or how to stop being miserable Originally posted MARCH 3, 2014 You know who they are. They are everywhere. They are the people who you live with or …

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Gratitude Fills Me

Gratitude. Gratefulness. Appreciation. Thanks. Thankfulness. That is what this time of year is all about, right? If you are in America, this is the time we celebrate Thanksgiving. A time where historically pilgrims gave thanks for their lives in the new world. And a time when we in the modern day are supposed to pause, …

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Don’t be a poop, or how to stop being miserable

You know who they are. They are everywhere. They are the people who you live with or work with or come into contact with who are miserable. You didn’t do a thing except say hello or answer the phone and there they are spewing all their miserableness onto you and ruining your day. Let’s face …

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The Secret to Happiness is Everywhere I Look!

I noticed a funny thing in the last few weeks. Every magazine I pick up has at least one article about happiness and how to get it. (For all the wise guys out there, no, I am not reading guitar or computer mags and they probably won’t have an article specifically about happiness unless you …

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