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She Laughed (our funny lives), part 1

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25 NIV This verse from Proverbs 31 in the Bible comes under the manmade heading “The Wife of Noble Character,” so when I saw a post on social media that condensed to “She laughed,” so did I. It instantly moved to the top of my list of favorite...

Happiness Now (the future), part 3

“The future influences the present just as much as the past does.” Friedrich Nietzsche If I ever wondered how the future effected now, these two quotes contained at least part of my answer.  “Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the...

Happiness Now (the present), part 2

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” James Oppenheim Dear Jesus, help me be where my feet are. Amen  Too often, I’m not here, not present in the moment. I’m tossed into the past like Marty McFly in the movie Back to the Future or I’m impatiently waiting for the future (Fridays) like I used...

Happiness Now (the past), part 1

“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” Thomas S. Monson “The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is you motivation.” Unknown “Learn from the past. Live in the present. Believe in the future.”  Unknown Are we getting the message yet? The past is to...

How Does Happy Happen? (something to look forward to), part 3

“Always have something to look forward to.” Tony Robbins My friend’s explanation about her parents’ divorce seemed simplified, but her insight made a big impression when she said, “I think my dad and mom split up because they didn’t have anything to look forward to anymore.”  Her parents let go of season tickets, the ones they purchased...

How Does Happy Happen? (something to do), part 2

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. The Great Commission in Matthew 28: 19-20 NIV One of the first times I walked into the church across the street, I was handed a pencil and told I’d need it...

How Does Happy Happen? (someone to love), part 1

“Happiness is pretty simple: someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to.” Rita Mae Brown I had the part about “someone to love” all mixed up.  It took attending a church where I watched people practice loving and spending time with Jesus to recognize that I’m happiest when I accept my relationship and time with Him is...

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