The Great Escape—From Thought & Goodness

Happiness always results from goodness.  Doing good comes from thinking good things and doing them.  It’s a simple equation really and it applies to all aspects of life.  It is all that “pursuit of happiness” really means.  The supposed protectors against a loss of the pursuit have failed all.  We need some Steve McQueens right …

Food For Thought In Five Courses; Happy Meal Number 4

1. “Beautiful Life”—Lost Frequencies, Sandro Cavazza—This song is the table setting, not a first course, but rather a vision, a canvas for a great meal.  All goodness, and thus happiness, begins with a canvas you create with your vision. 2.  “River of Deceit”—Mad Season—appetizer— “My pain is self chosen” begins this song.  All things negative …

Happy Meal #3: Food For Thought With Music

For many people like me, music and a good meal among favorite people are sources of happiness.  Put them together for a special recipe of happiness.  Enjoy the third installment of a five course happy meal, with music. Appetizer:  “Feel Alright” by Steve Earle.  Good Americana style song about a guy who has been good …

Gratitude Accelerates Success

Be grateful every day.  Say so every day.  But remember that saying so does not mean that you are satisfied where you are.  Gratitude is not satisfaction.  Gratitude is a springboard to abundance and a tool to be used every day to advance in life. Too often, as we pursue our passions, there are parachutes …

The Mirage is Actually Concrete

Recall riding in the car on sunny day.  As you stare out into the distance a hazy shadow of the trees along the roadside appears on the pavement ahead.  Just seconds before it is swallowed up, the shadow leaps forward to avoid capture.  The whole process keeps repeating as long as you remain focused on …

Happy Acts in Mysterious Ways

Several months into a pandemic and things keep getting better.  You are not going to hear that virtually anywhere else.  Why?  The unhappy deathly fear happiness. If you would like a true update on COVID 19, look no further.  Happiness is not pleasure and it is not short term joy.  Happiness is an end and …

A Little Pruning Goes a Long Way

If you enjoy summer flowers, you’ve probably had petunias growing in your yard or in hanging pots at some point in your life.  Grandmas always seem to especially like them perhaps because they tell us a lot about wisdom that is acquired over our lifetime.  You see, petunias are colorful, vibrant flowers that grow like …

Happy Meal Part 2: Happiness Paired With Song

Course 1:  Gratitude—Acres of Diamonds is a wonderful story of appreciation and gratitude.  Show appreciation for where you are right now and gratitude for what you have in your life at this moment.  Daily thoughts of gratitude and acknowledgement for the gifts you have right NOW make your life better.  They also help you understand …

Teaching Unhappiness

Babies are born blank slates with unwavering needs and wants. They are completely helpless and must be provided for at every moment. Parents fulfill those needs almost automatically. There is no thought of withholding the objects of an infant’s needs or wants; most often, they are one and the same. Food, clothing/diapering, and shelter are …