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What Is It About That Word? (short-lived happiness), part 5

“Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” Henry David Thoreau  Have you ever asked yourself if you’re happy? If so, you know why I’d add a warning label: Don’t try this at home. The question feels like a...

What Is It About That Word? (happy thoughts we can’t seem to shake), part 4

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley Some days I can’t shake thinking that happiness is a house with a pool, time off to travel across country in an RV, and enough money to never give spending a second...

What Is It About That Word? (what do you think would make you happy?), part 3

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”  Dale Carnegie The eight blog posts/sections in the chapter titled “Mind Over Matter and Emotions” focused on healing by way of thinking about what we’re thinking about. I didn’t expect to...

What Is It About That Word? (should I even write about happiness?), part 1

This blog post/chapter begins Section Two about Happiness from my manuscript titled On The Other Side of Trying Hard: Healing, Happiness, and Holiness.  “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo...

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