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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

Happiness in Three Weeks

Happiness in Three Weeks If you do not change direction, you may end up where  you are heading. ~ Lao Tzu So it’s the third week of January and for most of us our New Year Resolutions have already failed.  … Continue reading

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Happiness and Dancing

Happiness and Dancing And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Today let’s not talk about deep things, lets talk about happiness while dancing through simplicity, … Continue reading

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Life is Hard, But We Keep Moving

Life is Hard, But We Keep Moving We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. ~ Barbara de Angelis A warm winter in some ways seems like a blessing, … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Doug Draime

Happiness is Poetry: Doug Draime               I love Doug Draime’s work, the writing is good but the attitude is better, and even more than that is the honesty that comes through. I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Happiness is Candy

Happiness is Candy So I’m back in Harpers Ferry as I get ready to walk back to New York on the Appalachian Trail.  My absolute favorite thing in this town is the True Treats candy shop created and run by … Continue reading

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How to be Happy Everyday

How to be Happy Everyday Every Sunday morning I start out the day wondering what I will do for my Sunday night post.  I try to make these more reflective, a little more focused on my everyday life.  I try … Continue reading

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A little pause on the coast

A little pause on the coast My mission in life is to not just merely survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style. ~ Maya Angelou So, as someone who … Continue reading

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Happiness and Cycles

Happiness and Cycles Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.  ~ Lao Tzu Taoist philosophy says … Continue reading

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Happiness Resources: Mindfulness

Happiness Resources: Mindfulness The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn Tonight a look at an idea that … Continue reading

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Fun and Funny Posts

Fun and Funny Posts Kids explain Santa & Christmas Fun Internet Memes The Onion & The Oatmeal Funny Kid Pictures Happiness is Laughter: Funny Signs Happiness is Star Wars Amazing Festivals for your Bucket List Funny Baby Images

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