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Common Myths about Happiness

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  • Thanks for the reminder, as much as know and believe mind over matter, sometimes I need to be kind to myself and let myself feel whatever it is that is upsetting, then move on and not feel guilty which is what I often do. I feel guilty because I am very well aware that there is always someone worse off then whatever I am experiencing at the moment. Believe me when I say, the things that upset me are not trivial but do impact the lives of me and my children, like healthcare. - 9/3/2012 8:06:12 PM
  • Great Reminder! so true for Christians as well, that is why we must renew our minds daily. Gratitude and living in today makes a huge difference. Happiness is a choice! - 9/3/2012 8:14:45 AM
  • WANDERINGSMITH
    very well said! - 9/1/2012 2:39:10 PM
  • I'm so glad I read this today! It's so easy to get caught up in the "I don't have ..."attitude that it is all too easy to forget what we do have. - 8/31/2012 1:25:53 PM
  • Today is so good! My son lost his keys two months ago at the Marriott Newport Coast. They arrived via FedEx!!!! I do believe that is the key to my happiness!!!! Finding the pure JOY is lost Keys found!!!
    We had to put my sweet English Springer Spaniel down today. He was 15 and needed to walk the streets of heaven!!! - 8/30/2012 6:10:36 PM
  • TURNINGTABLES21
    Loved this. Absolutely loved this. Thank you. - 8/30/2012 5:23:32 PM
  • great article - something to go by each day - positive thinking - 8/30/2012 4:00:10 PM
  • Great article. The world says "You deserve"..fill in the blanks.. This attitude, that happiness exist in something outside of ourselves, is a big cause of suffering. Constantly craving is a miserable state of affairs and has nothing to do with the thing sought. Learning to be, here, now, and allow what is to be, is a good way to live in peace.

    Examine craving closely. It's never what it seems to be. - 8/30/2012 3:00:06 PM
  • Awesome article! - 8/30/2012 2:37:14 PM
  • PEGGYJEAN13
    Thank you for "hitting the nail on the head". All change begins with a personal committment but life does not stop while we are in the metamorphisis! We cannot base our happiness on things or plans because stuff happens and we have to find happiness in all situations. - 8/30/2012 1:21:35 PM
  • DIETCOKIE
    What a great article. I truly needed a dose of perspective. Thank you! - 8/30/2012 12:13:59 PM
  • BAMAJAM
    This article is excellent! Having the spirit of gratitude does bring happiness to life...indeed! - 8/30/2012 12:08:12 PM
  • This article was so uplifting. Thank you for reminding me of the simple things that bring me such joy. Since retiring, I've found it much easier to connect with simple truths. - 8/30/2012 10:44:57 AM
  • MOMILLER11
    Every morning when I step in the shower, I say a simple prayer that goes something like "thank you God, for whoever invented hot showers!" One of life's simple pleasures that I'm truly grateful for, and it starts out my day on a positive note! - 8/30/2012 10:38:54 AM
  • Thank you for this writing! I appreciate the thought of listing my blessings before going to sleep. - 8/30/2012 9:35:28 AM

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