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Happiness: Is it All In Your Head?

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. ~Anonymous~

When we acknowledge the power that already exists within us to be happier we begin to tap into the inner resources available to us in the strength of our spirit to embrace happiness as a daily choice. The philosopher William James wrote, “The attitude of unhappiness is not only painful, it is mean and ugly. What can be more base and unworthy than the pining, pulling, mumping mood, no matter by what outward ills it may have been engendered? What is more injurious to others? What less helpful as a way out of difficulty? It but fastens and perpetuate the trouble which occasioned it, and increases the total evil of the situation. At all costs, then, we ought to reduce the sway of that mood, we ought to scout it in ourselves and others, and never show it tolerance.”
Life is comprised of endings and beginnings which will include pain and sorrow, love and happiness. No…

9 Simple Truths for Living Wise, Part 9

1.Proverbs 3:7-8 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.

2.Proverbs 3: 9-10 Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grains and your vats will overflow with good wine.

3.Proverbs 3: 11-12 My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.

4.Proverbs 3:13 Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.

5.Proverbs 3: 15-17 Wisdom is more precious than rubies: nothing you desire can compare with them. She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left. She will guide you down delightful paths, all her ways are satisfying.

6.Proverbs 3:18 Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.

7.P…

What Are You Leaving to Chance?

This is your time This is your dance Live every moment Leave nothing to chance Swim in the sea Drink of the deep Embrace the mystery of all you can be This is your time. ~Michael W. Smith ~
In less than 30 days, the New Year of 2013 emerges with all its possibilities and challenges. Aside from all the normal “hype”, how do you plan to grow and transform yourself so that this time next year, you are stronger, wiser, and better? What inner-strengths will you need to develop and nurture to increase your personal effectiveness, happiness and success in 2013? Too often, many of us dwell in a perpetual state of “hoping” that our lives will get better instead of making the commitment necessary to make difficult decisions and take courageous action that will position us to bring about positive change in our life. Hoping, in and of itself, is not a sound strategy for improving our well-being. Taking ownership of our life and the initiative to embrace personal growth practices that involve experiences w…