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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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Discovering Consolation

When I get tired of the critics’ condemnations of the flaws of our civilization I need to close down the Internet and take a slow, leisurely stroll outdoors. The weather doesn’t necessarily need to be calm and sunny to provide … Continue reading

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The Search For Happiness

I posit that the search for happiness is as old as the age of our species and probably older. There’s no doubt that we like to feel contented and happy. I think the search for happiness is probably older than … Continue reading

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Discontented

Around this time of each year I schedule a meditative evaluation of my levels of discontent. The shift into autumn weather conditions is conducive to this. At first glance, discontent is a state of mind that seems negative, and should … Continue reading

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Happiness Happens

If only I could own a quaint home with a white picket fence and have a brand new car in the driveway, I’d be happy forever. How many of us have similar wishes? Maybe the dream is for a mansion … Continue reading

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A Conversation About Happiness

Jorge and I sometimes enjoy having a staring contest.  The statistics regarding which one of us wins this childish game are probably in Jorge’s favor.  At least it seems like I’m usually the one who blinks first.  Regardless of who … Continue reading

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Whine

When I glanced at my arcane holidays calendar notebook, I knew it would be difficult, if not impossible, to address National Whiners’ Day without doing some whining, myself. To whine about whining is like whining about Black Friday.  Both “observances” … Continue reading

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