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 moreIf you want to be happy for the rest of your life part 2 – The secrets revealed!
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 moreIf you want to be happy for the rest of your life – Declare a no-gripe month
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 moreIf you want to be happy for the rest of your life, avoid positive thinking
The following is a guest post from my long-time friend, Pastor David Fritsche of Reno, Nevada. I encourage you to check out his blog Dimensions of Grace. To Kill A Hummingbird I just woke up and staggered, as I usually do, to the bathroom to start my waking day. All of a sudden Linda rushed … Read moreThere is always a way out
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 moreStuff to give up if you want to be happy