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posticon Dogs And Happiness

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In Alan Cohen’s long list of great books is one of my all-time favorites, Are You As Happy As Your Dog?

For most of my life, I’ve owned a dog. Or maybe the truth is the dogs owned me.

Dogs, and all animals, can be great teachers for us humans. Even though humans are supposed to be the “superior” species, it’s often the other way around.

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There’s a dog story—a deeply touching true story—Johnny loves. It’s about Shep, a shepherd dog who lost his master.Read more

posticon The Power of Gratitude

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Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley

Two days ago, on November 25, 2021, the United States celebrated its annual holiday of Thanksgiving.

The message of gratitude often gets confused, misused, and even lost. So it’s helpful to remind ourselves, now and then, of how much we have to be truly grateful for.

Here are some of Spirit’s thoughts about gratitude.Read more

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posticon Teach Only Selfishness

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Today we’re revisiting a post we wrote years ago.

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How often have you heard it said “Think only of others.” – “Love others unconditionally.” – “Put others before yourself.” – “Be of service to others.” – etc. etc.?

Those are noble-sounding sentiments. But they will guarantee you a life of misery and joylessness.

Many times, you’ve heard us, and others, say you cannot serve another unless you first serve yourself, you cannot love another if you do not first love yourself.Read more

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posticon Happiness: An Impossible Dream?

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We’ve talked about happiness many times over the years. Probably because it seems an impossible dream for many, especially in today’s crazy world.

The question we often hear is “How can I be happy when the world is going to hell?”

Good question.

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We love talking about happiness. Why? Because it’s such an important part of your lives as humans. And yet happiness often eludes most humans.

You even have organizations who specialize in happiness research. While we applaud those dedicated folks who do that, the focus is sometimes too much on the material aspects of human happiness.Read more

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People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
United States President Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865

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I have a little sign on my desk, “Get happy!”

When some folks see it, they ask “How?”

The answer is “Happiness is a choice. So choose to be happy.”

Again, the response is “How?”

I know some folks will disagree with me. But, from my observations over the years, I’d say older folks are generally happier than younger ones.

And my own personal experience of growing older supports that idea.Read more