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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon

The Importance of Community

The Importance of Community The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. ~ Coretta Scott King There are times when we all feel alone, times when we feel like no one cares … Continue reading

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Random Happiness: Happiness Quotes

Random Happiness: Happiness Quotes Tonight a few of my favorite quotes on happiness, have a read and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be … Continue reading

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Are you Afraid?

Are you Afraid? Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.                       ~ Mark Twain So my time at work is winding down, I actually have about 24 work days remaining before my next big adventure begins.  … Continue reading

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Happiness Resources: Happiness Sites

Happiness Resources: Happiness Sites So tonight a little tour around the web for some other sites to help you have a happier day my friend ~ Rev Kane Sure it’s just a marketing gimmick for a major corporation, but Coca-Cola’s … Continue reading

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Random Happiness: Unique and Bizarre Vacations

Random Happiness: Unique and Bizarre Vacations Tonight a way to feel happy by breaking out and going out on a really wild vacation and hopefully you’ll have a happy day ~ Rev Kane   Feel like a giant Disney World, … Continue reading

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Happiness is Creating

Happiness is Creating Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.  ~Pablo Picasso When the idea for this piece first hit me I had planned on calling it Happiness is Making … Continue reading

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Happiness, Woodstock, Burning Man & a Common Compassion Movement

Happiness, Woodstock, Burning Man & a Common Compassion Movement Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. ~ The Dalai Lama A few days ago I noticed on one of the movie channels that Woodstock was … Continue reading

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Happiness Resources: Balance

Happiness Resources: Balance Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. ~ Thomas Merton Tonight a little twirl around the web to find you all some resources on one of my favorite subjects, balance.  … Continue reading

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Happiness is accepting life as it comes

Happiness is accepting life as it comes Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. ~ William James So today I’m sitting here waiting for the plumber to come, that is almost … Continue reading

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Happiness – On Being Alone

Happiness – On Being Alone Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. ~ Paul Tillich Inspiration for these posts comes from a lot of places.  Recently an old friend contacted me and … Continue reading

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