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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

posticon Remember, Reclaim, Reconnect

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Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. ~ Anthony J. DiAngelo, The College Blue Book

 

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Is there someone in your life you have, perhaps, forgotten? Is there some precious memory you have released and want to reclaim? Maybe now’s the time to remember, reclaim and reconnect.

Spirit gave me this message early one dark and cold, snowy morning earlier this week. It’s one of their shortest ever.

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This moment on your planet may seem the worst of all times. But, actually, it’s the best of all times.Read more

posticon These Secrets To Happiness Can Transform Your Life

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Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. ~ Og Mandino

 

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Did you know August is Happiness Happens Month? Me neither, until just a few days ago.Read more