Want more happiness?

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more that is poor. Seneca c. 4 B.C. – A.D. 65 It might seem silly to ask if you want more happiness in your life; who wouldn’t? One of the most important sentences of the U.S. Constitution reads, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But if the pursuit of happiness is one of our unalienable rights, why …
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Getting to know you

Today’s Lesson is from my daughter and editor, Cheryl Chancellor. There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790 Several years ago, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere reunited on the big screen for the romantic comedy Runaway Bride. Though the film wasn’t as memorable as Pretty Woman, it still contained a valuable lesson worth sharing. In this movie, Roberts played a serial bride-to-be who repeatedly got engaged only to flee each ceremony partway through. After interviewing her abandoned grooms for a news story, Gere discovered that Roberts’s character, Maggie, was a chameleon of sorts, adapting …
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Giving and getting

For it is in giving that we receive. St. Francis of Assisi c. 1181 -1226 When I was a young child, I wasn’t particularly fond of returning to school after the holidays — though not for the reason you might think. It wasn’t so much that I didn’t like school as the fact that all my friends asked the same question: “What did you get for Christmas?” I’d have to recite the items I got and then ask them what they’d received. And naturally, each of us made a mental note of who got more. We judged ourselves on how …
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