Blamesgiving Day

Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It’s a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don’t have. It’s so simple — yet so difficult for the human mind to comprehend. Bill P. and Lisa D. Authors, Hazelden Publishing One of my daily rituals is to read the newspaper, and one part of the newspaper I always read is the comics. Sometimes I find real humor in the comics, and there are also times when the humor contains a gem of wisdom. I remember one episode a …
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Write a gratitude letter

The word that is heard perishes, but the letter that is written remains. Proverb Last week, I suggested that you adopt a New Year’s resolution to be happier this year. Here’s a simple activity you can do which will not only brighten your day but improve another person’s as well. Professor Christopher Peterson teaches positive psychology at the University of Michigan. One of the assignments he gives his students is to write a gratitude letter. The instructions are fairly simple: think about someone who has made a real difference in your life and write that person a letter expressing your …
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What’s better than revenge?

You have undertaken to cheat me. I won’t sue you, for the law is too slow. I’ll ruin you. Cornelius Vanderbilt 1794-1877 I know you’ve seen movies or TV shows where one person does an injustice to another. The offended person is often shown glaring at the offender with fire in his eyes and saying, “I’ll get you for this if it’s the last thing I do.” We all know this is called revenge. And we also know how damaging it can be to the people who let the desire for revenge consume their lives. If revenge can do so …
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