Tag Archives: happiness

What’s Your Happiness Baseline?

Have you ever noticed how your happiness baseline—the bundle of things you consider essential for satisfaction—constantly shifts? That’s because it’s based on what you’re currently used to, and what you’re currently used to is, well, current.  I recently grumbled about having to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. today. It’s Thanksgiving in heaven every day. Think I’ll move to heaven. Happy Thanksgiving Day Forever! “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His steadfast love endures forever!” ~Psalm 107:1

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Preparing to Give Thanks

“Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~Epicurus “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~Alphonse Karr “Remember, God causes all things to work together … Continue reading

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Scheduling Happiness

It was 1987, and we were taking our first real vacation, thanks to the tremendous growth of the mutual fund into which I’d wisely poured our money. It was autumn, so we opted for New England, one of the few … Continue reading

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Thank You

“Please” and “thank you.” Those were the magic words, Mom and Dad said. Corny? Yep. But, you know what, when I taught my kids to say them, they were kind of magical. “Happiness isn’t necessary for gratitude, gratitude is necessary for happiness. This seems … Continue reading

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Wise Bear

Have a wonderful weekend, and then have a wonderful week, and then, you know, just keep on going.

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Thank You!

“Happiness is a habit. And gratitude is the behavior that forms it. Want to be happy? Practice. Not just on the holiday that tells you to. But every day!” ~from How to be Happy “Enter with the password: ‘Thank you!’ making yourself … Continue reading

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