Envy is uncomfortable. It is bad enough envying a complete stranger, who appears to have the very thing you desire; it is much worse when you find yourself envious of a loved one who just experienced a win-fall. You’re happy for them. You want for them everything they desire. You even helped them get there… Continue reading What to Do about Envy
Happiness is a thinking game. You feel happiness as an emotion, but you get to happiness through your thoughts. Wealth, to the outside world, is an adjective. It is objective. You can measure the amount of money a person has. You can count the cash, tally up the assets, analyze the value. You can create… Continue reading Happiness is…
What do you do when you don’t know what to do? What do you do when a situation around you isn’t right, but it is out of your hands? What do you do when you can’t change the other person or people and you need his, her, or their help? What do you do when… Continue reading What Must I Do?
A few moments ago, I was sitting out on the roof of my apartment building. My intention was to bask in the glow of this intriguing Harvest Moon. News articles discuss how uncommon it is to have a Full Moon on a Friday the 13th. Other articles refer to this moon as a Micro-moon. I… Continue reading An Eerie Harvest Mini-Moon
What if I told you I just figured out the meaning of life? And what if the answer to that question was given to us, years ago, by a car company? Well, they didn’t give us the answer; they gave us a really big hint! Do you remember back in 2000 when Mazda first came… Continue reading The Meaning of Life
One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, and thus the world, is to separate who you are from what is happening around you. You can be the calm in the middle of chaos. You can be the full moon in the middle of the dark sky. You can be the daffodil pushing up… Continue reading Shine
What’s the difference between appreciation and love? Is one more valuable or more powerful than the other? There is clearly a difference between the two. Imagine for a moment walking into your favorite coffee shop. Upon receiving your delicious caffè latte, you say to the barista you’ve never met before, “I love you!” Yeah, not… Continue reading Love versus Appreciation