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120 Reasons For Happiness!

HELLO & HOORAY: We've got (and counting) Reasons For Happiness Today, November 28, 2013!

1 week of time living/learning = 7 days + 1 day/next day number 8…buying out time for stopping, reflecting, meditating, recording, listing, ruminating, appreciating, expressing, rejoicing:

HAPPINESS FACTORS/CONTRIBUTORS multiply and no matter what the matter?? what the unexpected/emergency weekly circumstance(s) or weather (fleeting/changing emotional climate or otherwise) that may arise.

*Please Note: This on-going (at times...
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AEIO…YOU & Sometimes WHY?

 Do You know Your Vowels? -lol

Of course, you say!

Vowel sounds are very important to some languages. (The vowels to which I refer are the vowels of compassion.)

Compassion is a living language of choice. Living in the sense of an awake state of the mind, a conscious choice of beneficence. A language that is not only written upon the tongue, but indelibly written upon the heart and upon the mind. It consists of vowel...
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112 Reasons For Happiness!

Hello & Hooray!

Today, we get to ruminate on Reasons For Happiness: all 112 thus far and now, You followers of this post series, know the deal: 1 week of time living/learning = 7 days + 1 day/next day number 8…buying out time for stopping, reflecting, meditating, recording, listing, ruminating, appreciating:

HAPPINESS FACTORS/CONTRIBUTORS do multiply and no matter what the matter?? what the unexpected/emergency weekly circumstance(s)...
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Delicate: Handle with Gentle Care

I looked for you

cause i wanted to find you.

I needed to help you (that was "pure" motivation)

I always look for what's lost (somebody's got to, right??)

it brings me JOY!:)

the broken shells on a beach need picking up and polishing, no?! They need gentle care. (Like the wilting Autumn leaves on trees: appreciate!)

of course, certain shells catch one's attention a little more than others, eh?

(You were/are shiny and brilliant!...(a lure??)

Who...
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Honoring the Duty of Compassion

"Uh-Huh! Oh-Yeah! I'm off the hook! Oh YEAH! Oh YEAH!"

"Uh-Huh! Oh-yeah! I'm off the hook, Oh YEAH, Oh YEAH!"

Explanation: a little victory song by juror #722. Good thing You can't see my goofy dance! -lol

What a relief: big SIGH! Yes, I was summoned for jury duty. Ended up being on standby all week and today, I'm off the hook (for now).

Honestly, I wanted to honor the summons, but hopefully not have to report! Last night...
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104 Reasons For Happiness

HI & HOORAY! Today, November 12, 2013, we've got 104 Reasons For Happiness...

1 week of time living/learning = 7 days + 1 day/next day number 8…buying out time for stopping, reflecting, meditating, recording, listing, ruminating, appreciating: HAPPINESS FACTORS/CONTRIBUTORS do multiply…no matter what the unexpected weekly circumstance(s) or weather (fleeting/changing emotional climate or otherwise).

*Please Note: This on-going (at times non-thematic, random, rambling or poetic) list/reasons is a Coping...
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Veterans, Suicide, War and Peace

“If men could learn from history—what lessons it might teach us! But Passion and Party blind our eyes, and the light which Experience gives is a lantern on the stern which shines only on the waves behind us!”—Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

WARNING: Please Read at Your Own Risk! The Topic(s) of  Suicide, War, Death may paint too graphic a picture for some of us sensitive folks (like me). If these topics and word pictures could...
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2 Touchy Topics: Anger & Alcohol

Oh, I know You want , should You? Will You?

Honest, deep, self-examination will help all of us discover: our attitudes, feelings, goals, belief systems/standards for living/values.

Thinking honestly about the person we are on the inside is crucial for wellness.

For example, what kind of Partner, Friend, Caregiver am I? Am I kind? Do I value compassion? Am I helpful to the less fortunate? Am I quick to respond to my partner's or friend's needs? Am I...
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