Category: Happiness

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Monday 12th February 2018

Let me tell you the story behind this photo.

Let me tell you the story behind this photo.

By now, you probably know that my family has been trudging through a season of hard lately. Dad underwent a leg amputation, and because of complications, he is still in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Mom was hospitalized on Christmas Eve with a life-threatening infection. She’s much better, but still ...

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Monday 15th January 2018

Be a Doris

Be a Doris

Doris was our pastor’s wife in the early 1980s. When I called her house — often looking for my mom — it was from our old rotary phone in the kitchen. It was the kind of phone with a twirly cord that could stretch the length of a room. Doris didn’t know who was calling, of course, because in the ...

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Thursday 8th June 2017

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

take thoughts captive

Maybe you’ve heard the Native American legend about wolves. It’s a parable that perfectly illustrates the way to happiness. According to the story, the grandson of an old Cherokee chief asked his grandfather, “Why is life so unhappy?” The wise chief thought for a moment and then asked his ...

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Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Looking to add meaning to your life? Start with laughter.

Looking to add meaning to your life? Start with laughter.

For Lauren Casper, living with her five-year-old autistic son, Mareto, is a lot like playing the telephone game. He blurts out little phrases that have their origin in something he saw or heard, but by the time they make their way through his mind and back out of his mouth they’ve ...

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Tuesday 7th February 2017

How To Find a Way Out of Your Darkest Dark

How To Find a Way Out of Your Darkest Dark

The year I chased after happiness more than ever before, was — in many ways — a year of yuck. It was beset by sickness, loss, doubt, second-guessing, loneliness, and more. That is just weird, isn’t it? Yet my author-friends had warned me about this. They said that sometimes, ...

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Tuesday 3rd January 2017

The Magical Habit of Lingering (+ a FREE journal!)

The Magical Habit of Lingering (+ a FREE journal!)

For a couple weeks before Christmas, I spent most of my waking hours helping my parents, whom I love dearly. Dad was recovering from a surgery on his amputated leg; meanwhile, Mom was using a wheelchair because of intense pain in her back. We left the hospital on a Thursday, and we brought Mom ...

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Friday 2nd December 2016

How Social Media Can Make You Happy <---- You Read that Right!

Five Minutes to a Happier You

Do That Happy Thing – When Surface Pleasures Produce Meaningful Treasures By Becky Keife I heard the familiar br-rring of my Voxer app letting me know a new message had arrived. (If you don’t know about Voxer, think instant voice messaging ala adult walkie-talkies.) I pressed the play button ...

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