Learning Happiness from our Pets

“Always hold fast to the present. Every situation, indeed every moment, is of infinite value, for it is the representative of a whole eternity.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Yesterday I was reminded, not for the first time, that we have much to learn on the subject of happiness from our pets. My pet experienceContinue reading “Learning Happiness from our Pets”

Happiness is Determined by What We Hold Dear

 “If more of us valued food and cheer and song over hoarded gold it would be a merrier world.” – Thorin Oakenshield / JRR Tolkein This quote was spoken by Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the Dwarves from JRR Tolkein’s fantasy novel, The Hobbit. These words were spoken upon Thorin’s deathbed as he begged forgivenessContinue reading “Happiness is Determined by What We Hold Dear”

Happiness Thought for the Day – October 11, 2021: Love what you do

Love what you do. Read that again. It doesn’t say to do what you love. It says do what you love. In the perfect world, we could earn a living doing exactly what we love, or better yet, we could live in a world where we didn’t have to earn a living at all andContinue reading “Happiness Thought for the Day – October 11, 2021: Love what you do”

The Importance of Deloading From Normal Life for Happiness

As those of you who follow my blog closely have noticed, (not assuming there is any such person of course but according at least to my analytics tool there are a FEW of you who do tune in that aren’t part of my immediate family or circle), this is my first post for about aContinue reading “The Importance of Deloading From Normal Life for Happiness”