Tag Archives: Happiness

Black days, bright days

“Whatsoever I’ve feared has come to life, Whatsoever I’ve fought off became my life, Just when everyday seemed to greet me with a smile, Sunspots have faded and now I’m doing time, Now I’m doing time, ‘Cause I fell on … Continue reading

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Squeezing lemons

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” – Ron White  I live in a city with a population of 65,000 … Continue reading

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What can you control?

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter I am no different from anyone else, I would rather be in control … Continue reading

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Try to find the joy in the moment

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” –  Henry David Thoreau My oldest thought she was having a bad day. One of her company’s clients was unhappy and her boss told … Continue reading

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Not ready to leave just yet

“I was terrified that my outcome would be written in stone if I acknowledged the fact that I came from people that couldn’t manage to stay on the planet. That’s what my lineage was.” – Polly Parsons daughter of the … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Happyness

“Others may question your credentials, your papers, your degrees. Others may look for all kinds of ways to diminish your worth. But what is inside you no one can take from you or tarnish. This is your worth, who you … Continue reading

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A bend in the road

I ran into a guy a couple of weeks ago that I hadn’t seen in 25 years. Rob and I worked for the same company for a short period of time. He was hired two years after I was and I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Heart Space

“All my life my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” – André Breton Have you ever felt this? That there is a space, big or small in your heart that is vacant, completely unfilled. I discovered a … Continue reading

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Old Doors

When it comes to building stuff I am a pretty handy guy, if I do say so myself. I have a wonderful array of hand and power tools collected over the last 30 years. From something as simple as a … Continue reading

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The Heartbreak of Experience

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss  Recently two members of my family had their heartbroken over a business transaction that didn’t materialize. They unfortunately, as I told them, had “counted their chickens before they hatched”. The deal … Continue reading

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