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Happiness & Natural Quiet

Happiness & Natural Quiet A moment of silence is not inherently religious ~ Sandra Day O’Connor Today I want to talk about quiet which in itself sounds a bit contradictory.  The other night I was at a meeting and the … Continue reading

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Web Resources for Appalachian Trail (AT) & Other Hikers

Web Resources for Appalachian Trail (AT) & Other hikers In an effort to continue to beef up my Appalachian Trail (AT) resources page on the Ministry of Happiness site I decided on a snowy afternoon after shoveling to take a … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Ides of March

An Ode to the Ides of March The Ides of March are come, but not gone. ~ William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I had an incredible English teacher in high school, his name was Francis Sullivan, Sully he was called.  He … Continue reading

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Simple Lessons in Happiness

Simple Lessons in Happiness Smile every chance you get. Not because life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as you had anticipated, but because you choose to be happy and grateful for all the good things you do have and … Continue reading

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Holiday Happiness: Holiday Travel Tips, including Traveling with Kids

Holiday Happiness: Holiday Travel Tips, including Traveling with Kids The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.                     ~ Saint Augustine The holidays are a very stressful time for everyone and an exceptionally hard … Continue reading

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Happiness is Adventure & Travel

Happiness is Adventure & Travel Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: My Favorite Little Hiker

Appalachian Trail Happiness: My Favorite Little Hiker As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of … Continue reading

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Happiness Moments: Four Trolls on a Bridge

Happiness Moments: Four Trolls on a Bridge So a new little writing experiment for the blog. I’ve been wanting to find a way to do some free writing as practice. And I’ve been wanting to capture the moments in my … Continue reading

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10 things you can do to be happier today!

10 things you can do to be happier today! Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present ~ Jim Rohn So I’ve been gleaming through books and online resources and thought … Continue reading

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Happiness is Floating on the Dead Sea

Happiness is Floating on the Dead Sea If you don’t love the sea, the sun, all the simple pleasures, what sort of life are you going to have? ~ Marty Rubin Originally published, February 2018 I have never been able … Continue reading

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