Tag Archives: Happiness

Thought For the Day: Be Attentive and See That Each Moment Is Filled With Joy and Happiness

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness.  If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh      

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Finding Restorative Balance

Lately, though taking quite a hit in my life, I have also found through the good times and lessons given and learned some hints at new approaches for my health and peace.  For that, I will always be eternally grateful. … Continue reading

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Some Would Be Heroes

Some are scared of their own shadows.  Others would be heroes.  Which are you? Some Would Be Heroes by Michael Romani Some think darkness Is the absence of light Seen in the starkness It is not the absence of light … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is In the Love of One’s Family That Heartfelt Happiness Is Known

“It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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Sonnet For A Modern Love

This 27th day of Na/GloPoWriMo raises the bar to writing a sonnet.  They, whoever they is, say that sonnets are usually about romantic interests, dark ladies or distant men.  Okay!  I think I go this one.  But, I’m going to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Happiness Comes From Minding Our Own Business Not the Business of Others

“It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people’s business.”  – Dolley Madison    

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First Principles: Happiness and Misery Depend On Disposition More Than Circumstance

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances” – Martha Washington      

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A Vancouverite Current

The Na/GloPoWriM0 Day 15 challenge is to provide a Robert Brown or Shakespearian styled monologue sort of a poem.  I opted for a redo on Hamlet’s  “To Be or Not To Be” monologue. Kind of.. I opted for happy thoughts not … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Should Attend To the Higher Duties of Being Both Patriotic and Christian

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the … Continue reading

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Finding Our Way Home

There’s no place like home – there before the hearth’s warmth, knowing where we truly belong.  There is no deeper or richer feeling than to feel love for love’s sake than to love someone even deeper than that. Finding Our … Continue reading

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