Category Archives: Wisdom

A Hundred Days to Happiness #33: Happiness is being in the presence of a child

Happiness is being in the presence of a child. I loved the days that I got to drive my daughter to elementary school. I’d rush home from my morning swim to make her favourite breakfast and wake her up with a … Continue reading

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#12 To feel fulfilled

In each of us lies potential – for good and bad. You are a unique individual with your own qualities and liabilities – some inherited, some mutated and uniquely yours; some from the luck and randomness of life; some from … Continue reading

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#10 Your 3 tasks for this day

When my kids were small, I loved driving them to school. They went to a Catholic school but they knew their Protestant dad wouldn’t let them out of the car without his own benediction – a reminder to perform three … Continue reading

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#9 Seize the day!

We devote so much of our souls in the pursuit of happiness. Yet we often mistake happiness to be represented by a place in the future (or past) when we have that perfect mate, job, child, house, or the next … Continue reading

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#7 The Three Gifts

Each morning before rising, I open my mind with a meditation of gratitude for the gifts of a new day. There are three gifts that we are each given: the gift of place, the gift of person and the gift … Continue reading

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#5 Grief, loss and appreciation of the gifts

So much of our unhappiness comes from (1) fear of losing what we have – our cherished possessions, our jobs, our reputations, our relationships, our homes and our loved ones, (2) grief with the loss of health, abilities, relationships and … Continue reading

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#4 Give more than you get

Expectation shapes experience. I start each day with a prayer of thanks, and with an attitude of gratitude, I look for the good throughout the day. I seek the beauty that I might otherwise overlook in an ordinary day. I … Continue reading

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