Happiness

I was on a subway train the other day, and a young woman across from me was reading a book called The How of Happiness.  I don’t know much about the book but I like the title.  She had her backpack on the seat next to her, which is how riders discourage others from sitting next to them.  But it is pretty selfish, as open seats on a subway car are rare.  A really tall guy got on and sat two seats away from her, but since he was so big, he spilled over into the seat with her backpack in it.  She moved it incrementally. She noticed that he was sitting on one of the straps of her backpack, and she made some comment to him about it.  He replied something about how the backpack should not be on the seat in the first place.  She countered with a… Read the rest....
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What makes you happy?

We all want happiness. We know we want it but in order to achieve it, we need to know what it is; otherwise, how will you know when you have it? Maybe you are already happy and you are just not paying attention to it. You’re paying more attention to what’s not going right, what’s wrong with things, what needs to be changed. The thing is, no matter what we do accomplish, ego is soon after the next golden ring. “Life will be great once I graduate from high school. Life will be great once I get a job. Life will be great once I meet my life’s partner. Life will be great once we have a baby…once we get a house…once we go on vacation…lose some weight…get through this illness…get that raise…”  you get the picture. You can spend your whole life wanting and waiting and then, when you’re… Read the rest....
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