Posts Tagged ‘Happiness’

Can You Afford to Spend Your Time on That?

Can You Afford to Spend Your Time on That?

I went to an appointment today and the person I was supposed to meet with was over an hour late. She was so late I had to go to another appointment and then drive the 17 miles back to her office for our 15-minute meeting. I’m not sure whether I’m more ticked about having to…

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Sweet Success: One For You and One For Me

Willy Wonka

Have you ever read about someone’s writing success and then went on to find out that they are sleeping four hours a night, getting up at 3 a.m. to write, writing all day and into the night, losing touch with reality, being published in every possible clique-noteworthy publication, writing thousands of words a day…ughhhhh…stop the…

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My 1968 Calico Dream Machine

My 1968 Calico Dream Machine

My parents promised to go in halfsies with me on my first vehicle. They had no idea of my expectations. Let me back up a little. In the Beginning The day I turned 16 years old, my parents dropped me off with our 12-passenger family van at the local DMV to take my driver’s test—really,…

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The One Simple Act That Will Improve Your Relationship

Just one simple thing you can do to make your relationship better, and it won’t cost you a dime! This will work if you are new to your relationship, or if you’ve been together for years and have grandkids. The simple trick? Every time you walk by your spouse, touch them! Wait, what? Pexels on…

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Optimist. Realist. Pessimist. Choose.

Are you an optimist, a realist, or a pessimist? Did you smile and shrug? (optimist) Did you contemplate the question? (realist) Did you shake your head, knowing this will end badly? (pessimist) My wife is an optimist. No matter the situation, she tends to give people the benefit of the doubt. Me, I tend to…

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Choose to be happy — a kitchen sink miracle.

My mother had a condition that put her in a wheelchair the last few years of her life. The issue was her feet, but it was bad enough that she had been in a wheelchair for some time. In fact, I’m not sure that my children recall her ever not being in a wheelchair. One…

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