Tag Archives: Happiness

First Principles: There Is A Direct Correlation Between Doing Good and Receiving Good

“[T]here exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity.” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Republic Depends On Lovers of Liberty

“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Retrospective

Lately, it seems I’ve been quietly introspective Caught up in a nostalgic, retrospective Thinking back on times that have long since past All those things that didn’t last Long drives out into the desert to see what we might Long … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Bible Teaches Us How To Best Regulate Our Lives

“The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: This Is No Dress Rehearsal – Enjoy Life!

“Enjoy Life.  This is not a dress rehearsal.” –– Author Unknown I am so stealing that “little wags of wisdom” in some form for part of a future poem….    

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Genie

In learning to expect the unexpected With all of its nuances as life is inflected There it is waiting to be quietly reflected With all of its magic mysteriously injected I see the genie has somehow been let out To … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo 4: To Make You Whole

The challenge for day four is to create a poem making an abstract concept concrete.  I was thinking of my brother in law lately anyhow.  So, I chose to embody the grief felt by both he and I regarding my … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Nation Should Strive For Wisdom and Virtue In Its Example

“Happy will it be for ourselves, and most honorable for human nature, if we have wisdom and virtue enough to set so glorious an example to mankind!” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 36, 1788          

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Thought For the Day: The Only Real Happiness Is To Love and Be Loved

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”  –  George Sand              

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Mnemonic

Certain music, photographs and even smells Are the mnemonics that often serve to jell Key events, people, and places we might forget And in so forgetting, even live to regret That we have sadly forgotten these moments Be these of … Continue reading

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