Sending Ripples

Posted on Jul 30, 2011 under Influence

Every action we take creates a ripple that undulates out into the larger currents of life. Each of the hundreds of daily decisions we sometimes only half-consciously make is the equivalent to the act of tossing pebbles in a pond. They splash and start ripples that quiver across the pools of life in ever-enlarging circles of influence. What kind of ripples are you making in life’s pond?


10 Ways to Believe Yourself Happy

Posted on Jul 26, 2011 under Happiness

Belief is a powerful thing. We act out of our beliefs. Our convictions and values are based on what we believe to be right or good or true. And what we believe also impacts how we feel as well. One way to change how we experience the world is to change what we believe about it.


An Interview With Yours Truly!

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 under Guest Post

I was recently interviewed by the site All Swagga, a blog about men becoming better fathers and better men. Come read the interview and let me know what you think!


10 Ways to Think Yourself Happy

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 under Happiness

We are what we think. And what we think and how we think it plays a significant role in the happiness we enjoy or in its elusiveness. Do you want more happiness? Come see what ways of thinking will automatically add more joy to your life. Learn to be possibility, long-term, and solution oriented. Think positively and learn to choose the thoughts that fill your mind.


The 4-Word Solution to ALL Your Problems

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 under Productivity

Have you set new resolutions, made new goals, committed to a new life, promising yourself and God and the universe that finally, this time, you would successfully conquer your demons once and for all? And then failed … again? Well, fail no more.


Turning Guilt from Mortal Enemy to Best Friend

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 under Faith & Spirituality

Are you burdened by an acute sense of happiness-clobbering guilt? Does the pain of shame rear its ugly head just about every time you start feeling okay about yourself? A conscience should keep us living well and treating others kindly.


31 Things that Add Joy to My Life

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 under Happiness

Do you spend much time doing things that make you feel good and laugh or feel inspired and happy inside? The more we can fill our lives with joyous moments, the happier our lives will be. It’s the little things that really often count the most. See if any of mine resonate with you.


A House Divided is Happiness Diminished

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 under Marriage and Family

Quote #16 in the series 16 Principles of Happiness by the 16th President: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Just as nations can be wounded and divided, so can marriages. But just as the nation was healed, marriages can too.


10 Ways You Can Stop Being So EASILY Offended

Posted on Jul 9, 2011 under Personal Development

Quote #15 of Series, 16 Principles of Happiness from the 16th President. “We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.” Are you thin-skinned and easily offended? You can be happier by applying any of the 10 principles in this post.


Sorry Folks! In my ongoing efforts to end the deluge of spam, I overshot.

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 under Productivity , Uncategorized

Thank you for the emails allerting me to the problem so many of you had trying to leave comments on my posts. Problem is fixed! Please return!! 🙂


How to Stay Happy on a Rainy Day

Posted on Jul 6, 2011 under Adversity & Challenge , Happiness , Heart

Part II of How to Stay Happy on a Rainy Day. Is life raining down cold, bitter darkness? How can you find purpose in your trials? Change what you do, your thinking and your beliefs for greater peace.


The Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 under Happiness

Jefferson claimed that Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness were God-given self-evident truths. What do those truths mean to us today? Does Life have meaning? Is Liberty essential to happiness? How is Happiness pursued? Jefferson’s immortal words still speak to us today in ways that can motivate and inspire.


You Have to Do Your Own Growing No Matter How Tall Your Grandfather Was

Posted on Jun 29, 2011 under Happiness , Personal Development

Quote #14 of 16: Regardless of ancestry, we are resposible for contructing the life we want to live, for becoming the person we were meant to be, for constructing a happy, meaningful life.


10 Practical Ways to Develop Self-mastery

Posted on Jun 26, 2011 under Character & Values , Personal Development

Quote #13: “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.” Part 2 of 13th quote in series titled, 16 Principles of Happiness from the 16th President. No one should be master of another … except one … yourself!


5 Enslaving Habits We Must Avoid

Posted on Jun 25, 2011 under Character & Values , Happiness

Quote #13: “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.” Part 1. While the horror of slavery is rightly dead as an institution, it sadly lives on in the hearts and minds and lives of too many people. Happiness is it’s primary victim. Discover ways to free yourself from life’s varies chains.


5 Ways to Have Solid Faith in Yourself

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 under Guest Post

Guest Post by M.Farouk Radwan: Practical steps to more self-confidence. The road of success is full of criticism, rejections and down times. We all know that one of the essential ingredients required for success is believing in ourselves.


There’s More than One Way to Live Forever

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 under Marriage and Family , Productivity

Quote #12 of 16: “God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day!” There is another sort of immortality that can be achieved by leaving a legacy of meaning and purpose. 5 Ways to leave a legacy


Tearing Down and Building Up: Envy and Success

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 under Character & Values , Productivity

“Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself” Happy people build and lift, not destroy and pull down.


We've Seen Lincoln on the Penny; Now let’s hear him on Happiness!

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 under Happiness

The 16th President of the Unites States saved the Union and emancipated the slaves. He also had some wise things to say that apply to our collective pursuit of happiness: “Most folks,” for example, “are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”


Calling On All Fathers

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 under Marriage and Family

There is no role a man can play that is more important than fatherhood. It’s been said, as a matter of fact, that no success can compensate for failure in the home. Let’s, then, make Father’s Day a day of recommitment to being the best fathers we can be! Both children and fathers will be happier for it.


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