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Live a Little

 

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Every Single Thing

  I wished I lived someplace where people wrote things like this then hung it on a wall for everybody to see. In East Texas all we get is profanity and crude drawings of genitalia.

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Happy?

 Nuha Kahn writes of “toxic positivity” for The Walrus: It’s an experience most people can relate to: forcing a smile, holding back tears, saying “I’m fine” when you’re far from it. In a survey by Science of People, over 75 percent of respondents said they had rejected or ignored their emotions in an attempt to …

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Purpose

 I like the idea that our purpose in life might not be Grand and Exulted, it might be something quite simple. Will Rogers (might have) said, “We all can’t be heroes, for someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.”  (source) LunarBaboon, on the web HERE, put it like this:

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Sacrifice and Destroy

“Each of us has our own idea of happiness. It’s because of this idea that we run after objects we desire. We sacrifice our time and, to a certain extent, destroy our bodies and our minds. According to the Buddha, happiness is simple– if we go home to the present moment, we realize that we …

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Right?

  This excerpt from Answers from the Heart by Thich Nhat Hanh, ©2009, illustrates the fundamental difference between Buddhism and Christianity.  Christianity is all about the destination, heaven or hell, while Buddhism is more concerned with the path:  “If you don’t feel that you’re on the right path, happiness isn’t possible. This is true for …

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It Just Was

 Excerpted from A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton, ©2012: “You should get some sleep,” said the bear.  “I’ll keep going for a bit.  It’s a nice night.  Thought I’d row for a while longer and take a look at the moon.” “Look at the moon?” said the boy.  “Why?  It’s …

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Wonderful

 “Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful.” ~A.R. Ammons

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Just A Thing

  Butt Poems by J. Smith is on the web HERE.

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A Groovy Hi-Fi

I’m sure I’ve posted this before, but it’s such a happy song I’m posting it again.  If you only know Hugh Laurie as an actor, you’re in for a treat. Full lyrics HERE.

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Ask Croz

David Crosby reverses the conventional wisdom and suggests that you should marry someone that you can make happy. Have a listen: There’s something rather charming about a 79-year-old man quoting his Mom. 🙂

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Their Life Is In Their Movement

“We are showered every day with gifts, but they are not meant for us to keep. Their life is in their movement, the inhale and the exhale of our shared breath. Our work and our joy is to pass along the gift and to trust that what we put into the universe will always come …

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