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Archive for September, 2014

Monday Morning — View from the World

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Today I am introducing a new category to my blog, “Monday Morning — View from the World.”  The idea is to pause for a moment–and realize that other nations in our world are doing some things right, maybe even better that we in the U.S. are (which irks me to admit but encourages me nonetheless).

Mt blog thesis, of course, is that we can be happy (or at least “happier”) if we put forth effort to do so.  And it seems that Denmark, for a wide variety of reasons, is doing just that–making strides to ensure that its people are moving toward happiness.  Dr. Sanjya Gupta and CNN recently went on a trek to analyze why the Danes as so joyous.  If you have a moment, take a look at the video link below and see what you think.

http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2014/09/18/spc-vital-signs-happiness-denmark-a.cnn.html

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What DO you think?  Could we learn from the Danes?  Or not?

 

Sunday Morning Quote (9/28/14)

“There’s always room for improvement; it’s the biggest room in the house.” 

— Louise Heath Leber 

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Five Friday Happy Bringers — 9/26/14

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Five reasons I’m a Smiling Fellow this Friday:

1.  Getting a new horse to ride to work.

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2.  Believing (but not always adhering to) the truthfulness and significance of this affirmation:

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“It is not my work to control others.”

(It would really be SO VERY MUCH EASIER for all concerned–especially me–if it WERE my work to control others.)

3.  Homemade carrot-ginger soup.

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4.  The cooler weather we’re FINALLY having in Savannah.

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Of course, I realize my use of the word “cooler” is relative.

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5.  Always, always moving forward.

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Have a cool weekend ahead.

 

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