If you want to be happy for the rest of your life part 2 – The secrets revealed!

A man is driving down the road and breaks down near a monastery. He goes to the monastery, knocks on the door, and says, “My car broke down. Do you think could stay the night?” The monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, even fix his car. As the man tries to fall asleep, he … Read more If you want to be happy for the rest of your life part 2 – The secrets revealed!

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life – Declare a no-gripe month

I knew going in it would be a tough task and most likely fail, but it was worth a shot and there were some good people in the congregation. It was a group that had split off from another church in the area when their pastor found his true love in the arms of someone … Read more If you want to be happy for the rest of your life – Declare a no-gripe month

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, avoid positive thinking

It seems contradictory, but happiness is not something conjured up by working magic formulas. It is a genuine experience and largely a state of mind. It is the result of changing attitudes and, most importantly, actions, but it cannot be manufactured by chants and mantras. It bothers me, it has always bothered me, how willingly … Read more If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, avoid positive thinking

Stuff to give up if you want to be happy

  Happiness is often found hidden inside baggage we are carrying but should have abandoned long ago. They are, to be corny, suitcases of sorrow we’ve packed for the trip and we keep stuffing things in them. Well, here’s my list of stuff you can leave by the side of the road. The illusion that … Read more Stuff to give up if you want to be happy