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posticon You Can Create Your Own Happiness by John Cali and Spirit

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Man is the artificer of his own happiness. ~ Henry David Thoreau

jumping for joyJumping for Joy

As you can see from the list of “Related posts” below, we’ve talked about happiness a lot in this blog. It’s a subject many folks never get tired of talking about — especially the lack of happiness in their lives.

Here’s Spirit.

Spirit

Most humans believe they need a reason to be happy. And that reason — whatever it is — money, relationships, health, etc. — will never provide lasting happiness.Read more

posticon Your Destiny Is Joy by John Cali and Spirit

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Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ~ Mother Teresa

Mother_Teresa_of_Calcuta,_portrait_painting_by_Robert_Pérez_PalouMother Teresa
Copyright © 1994 by Robert Pérez Palou

A couple days ago I read a poll taken recently on depression. Among its other findings, the poll said the time of year many folks are least depressed is right now–the holiday season.

It doesn’t matter whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Epiphany–or don’t celebrate at all.Read more

posticon If You Knew You Were Going To Die Today, How Would You Spend Your Final Hours? by John Cali and Spirit

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The_Laughing_&_Lucky_Buddha!_A_stroke_of_Luck!_(413428647)The Laughing Buddha by William Cho

How would you answer the question our title asks?

When I asked myself that question, I had to stop to think about it. What would I do? How would I spend the hours I knew would be my last in this lifetime?

Here’s Spirit.

Spirit

Many humans often ask themselves “Why am I here?”

We can answer that question with one word: “Joy.”

Perhaps even more difficult to answer would be John’s question:
How would I spend the hours I knew would be my last in this lifetime?
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posticon 13 Ways Your Cat Can Help You Create a Happier Life With Effortless Ease by John Cali and Spirit

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CatImage copyright © 2006 by Genesis

I’ve always thought of cats as connoisseurs of comfort—great role models for us humans! They seem to do everything with effortless ease, especially sleeping. 🙂

Here are some of Spirit’s and my thoughts about the lessons cats can teach us:

  • Be your own person—learn not to care what others think of you.
  • Rise to your challenges. If you don’t catch that mouse or bird, know you will the next time.
  • Relax—treat yourself to comfort whenever you can.
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posticon Joy Is What Life Is All About by John Cali

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This is probably the shortest blog post we’ve ever published.

My spirit guides have said our only real measure of success is the amount of joy we feel as we travel life’s road.

Music has the power to bring so much joy into our lives, and to unite us with one another — to help us remember we are all one. En-JOY this video.

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What brings joy into your life? Please share with us below.

We welcome your comments and thoughtful opinions, whether you agree or disagree with us.… Read more