Tag Archives: Happiness

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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Couple of Couplets To Get It Right

Poem A Day #3 is the rhyming couplet form. From Wikipedia: “A couplet is a pair of successive lines of metre in poetry. A couplet usually consists of two successive lines that rhyme and have the same metre. A couplet … Continue reading

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Broken Sparrow Down

A few couplets were spotted dancing across the page….Dedicated to those who recognize that suicide is among the top reasons for death in the United States and work so diligently to lower these numbers and give up to the tired, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Care of Human Life and Happiness Is the Only Legitimate Object of Good Government

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson (1809)      

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Hope Over Fear

Based in part on 2 Peter 1:4: Hope Over Fear by Michael Romani Precious promises hold the key To the divine nature in you and me Each of these bringing comfort to our souls And in our worse moments, these … Continue reading

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Felt (The Loss of Shangri-la)

It’s interesting.  This poem started of with the intention of being a lighthearted look at the sort of a person who would look at Shangri-La an think that all it’s missing is a casino.  By the time, my pen hit … Continue reading

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From A Flower, A Garden Grows

Today’s Thought For the Day really grabs at my heart and soul.  It bears repeating until we all get it.  In this world and all virtual worlds, we can be fairly much choose to be most anything we desire.   … Continue reading

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