Don’t Let it Bug You


There are so many things that get in the way of our complete happiness: disrespect, hypocrites, rudeness, thoughtlessness…things that really bother us to bits.

Try not to let any of this bug you today and have a Happy Saturday.

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Some Thoughts for a Wednesday


Whether you think you can, or you think you can’tyoure right. Henry Ford

The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinksbut in how it thinks.’ Christopher Hitchens

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them. Albert Einstein

“I think and think and think. I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.” Jonathan Safran Foer

Don’t just think, ponder. Roy T. Bennett

“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” Thomas A. Edison

I think, therefore I am. René Descartes

“Stop thinking, and end your problems.” Lao Tzu

I think that’s it for today.

Happy Wednesday

 

 

 

My Feathered Friends


Sometimes it’s the little things that can put a smile on your face. For me it was seeing my first robin of the Spring on Thursday, and right on his tail, appeared my favorite feathered friends…the cardinal and his mate.

Whatever it is that puts a smile on your face, have a happy Saturday.

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Choose Happiness


Happiness Day came and went without my knowing a thing about it…but I do know I was happy. Why? Because lately many things have happened in my life to put my happiness quotient over the top.

Things like surprise visits from family, an enjoyable planned visit, a St. Patrick’s concert that was full of fun, and other special little things kept a smile on my face and in my heart for quite a few days.

Of course many things happen to dampen one’s happiness, but given a choice, most of us choose to be happy if it is in the realm of possibility.

One thing that added to my smiles was learning that Finland is the happiest country in the world. Why would that make me happy? My grandparents and their parents were from Finland. I love Finnish food. I really like seeing a Finnish name on the back of a hockey jersey…doesn’t matter what team it is.

All I’m saying is I didn’t need a Happiness Day to make me happy. It happened without my knowing it. Keep smiling.

 

 

 

Instant Kindness


Recently I had occasion to be in the company of some dear friends who personify kindness in all they say and do. They treated another friend and me to a night out of dinner and theater where we were all enthralled by an amazing performance of Handle’s Messiah.

When it was time to leave the theater we encountered an elderly couple making their way to the outdoors where they would be picked up by their daughter. My friends immediately took these people under their wing and spoke encouragingly to them as we waited in the cold night air for their transportation to arrive.

Now, we are a group of four of which I am the eldest at eighty-one, while my companions are still in their seventies…mere babes. The elderly couple were eighty-eight and ninety, she with a cane, and he, a rollator walker. When these dear folks were safely tucked into their daughter’s van with the help of my friends, we continued on our way to the subway which would be our means of transportation for the better part of the return home.

One of us seniors also uses a cane for temporary support and was the first to enter the slightly crowded train. As we stepped into the warmth of the subway car, four multi-cultural youths immediately and simultaneously stood up to offer us their seats.

It was the perfect ending to an evening which started with kindness and ended with the instant kindness of these four young people of various ethnic backgrounds.

It was truly a happy experience to be long remembered and I am smiling just relating it here.