Category Archives: Happiness

Flow

Cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license [Flow is] being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. … Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost. —Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi     … Continue reading

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Yay Eccentrics!

I’ve been seeing a lot of articles lately about healthy lifestyles. They usually mention the importance of having a lot of social interactions. In fact, that works for some people but not for everyone. The emphasis on being social no … Continue reading

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Taking Delight

  He never grew up; but he never stopped growing. —Arthur C. Clarke, epitaph for himself Have you ever gotten strange, disapproving looks because you take delight in the little things in life, because you’ve been enthusiastic and exuberant? As … Continue reading

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Yay, Us!

  A little boy said to his father, “Let’s play darts. I’ll throw and you say, ‘Yay, Johnnie!’ ” That’s one of my favorite stories because, “Yay, Jean!” is one of my favorite expressions—I use it generously. I’m sure a … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Process

The secret of happiness is to ask yourself every day:  1) What’s good about my life?  2) What needs to be done?  3) How can I get this done and enjoy the process?   One of my biggest challenges this … Continue reading

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A Wise Use of Time?

  If this were my last hour on earth, would I be happy with how I’ve spent my time today, this week, or this year? Would I feel good about the priorities I’m focused on right now at this point … Continue reading

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Wasting Time?

Wilf, used with permission.   As I lift Wilf into the back of the car he has a look on his face that says “Time that you enjoy wasting, was not wasted .” —Angus, Wilf the PONS Discovers France: Life … Continue reading

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Favorite Quotes

Do you have any favorite quotes or sayings? I’ve been collecting some for years and have a huge pile of them by now. I occasionally go through them to see which ones resonate the most. At the moment it’s these … Continue reading

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Knowing What We Want

To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. —Robert Louis Stevenson People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning … Continue reading

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What Were You Born To Do?

comics.com/Duncan     David Gardiner Garcia. Creative Commons license.   As I’ve mentioned before, I was born to avoid being eaten by a crocodile. What were you born to do? Is your life purpose as strange as mine?   Thanks … Continue reading

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