The Happiness Quotient

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance by our disposition.” ~ Martha Washington “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~ AbrahamContinue reading “The Happiness Quotient”

Happiness is the Best Offense

“Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.” ~ E Cubed, Pam Grout “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;Continue reading “Happiness is the Best Offense”

Focused Attention

“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.” – George Eliot “The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” – Elbert Hubbard “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” – Arnold J. Toynbee Last week I wrote about serendipity and howContinue reading “Focused Attention”

Happiness as Radical Love

Maybe some of you felt the way I did when the Supreme Court chose to side with Hobby Lobby. I was sad, but not surprised. It’s just the latest attack on women’s freedom to choose for themselves. To soothe myself, I went to Facebook. I have lots of friends who post positive messages. Luckily IContinue reading “Happiness as Radical Love”

The Smile that Hides

Sometimes a smile hides pain, instead of showing joy. I know this from experience. I was reminded of that the other day when I was watching The Best of the Oprah Show on OWN. The episode was with Dr. Robert Holden the founder of the Happiness Project in England. Five people had volunteered to takeContinue reading “The Smile that Hides”