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Will This Be A Happy Day?

To have a happy day, I usually need to want to have a happy day, but not desire one too much. There is a sweet-spot between feeling meh, and being overly enthusiastic. Some days, regardless of what I wish and … Continue reading

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Cheery

The half-mature squirrel leap-frogged across a patch of the yard yesterday as it grazed for food. Her nonchalant manner of leaping, grasping a morsel, sitting on her hindquarters, and consuming the food increased my happy mood yesterday. The little rodent … Continue reading

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Rising By Lifting Others

A big, uncomfortable truth of life is that, deep inside, we don’t wish other people to be happier than ourselves. We skirt this issue because we want to appear magnanimous and good. The best among us want humanity as a … Continue reading

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¬°Entusiasmo!

I see Eduardo downtown nearly every day. English is not his second language, nor is Spanish my second language. We always greet each other with simple phrases. He usually begins our brief interactions by saying, “Good Morning”.¬†I return his politeness … Continue reading

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Pondering Happiness

I stumbled across an old mix-tape last night while searching through a shoe-box full of trinkets and miscellaneous small items. Out of curiosity I popped it into the ghetto blaster. After several songs into the first side, “Kodachrome” by Paul … Continue reading

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Gleeful

The past couple of years have been especially somber years. There has been a constant feeling of dread present in many people about current events. It sometimes seems like civilization is in constant vigilance, waiting for the other shoe to … Continue reading

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Thank Goodness It’s Monday

I can almost hear the groans after people read the title of today’s blog post. The title isn’t mainly a lame attempt to be contrarian. It’s intended to cause a small paradigm shift in our thinking. As a society, we’re … Continue reading

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