Category Archive: Be Grateful

Why It’s a Good Thing You Didn’t Win the $1.5 Billion Lottery Jackpot

If you’re reading this sentence, you’re probably not on an island in the South Pacific, sipping Mai Tais while tiny little goldfish nibble on your feet keeping your formerly sandpaper like skin silky smooth. Which means you didn’t win the billion and a half dollar lottery last week. Neither did I. In fact, my wife […]

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Do You Believe In Miracles?

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.” – Albert Einstein I think Ol’ Uncle Al may have been understating the obvious. Anyone who has decided that there’s no such thing as miracles just isn’t paying attention. Right now, […]

Category Archive: Be Grateful

Category Archive: Be Grateful

Category Archive: Be Grateful

Gratitude, The Happiness Handle and The Paradox of Pleasure

I’m fairly sure that in the history of the English language, no one has ever before written this sentence: Happiness is like a hagfish. The hagfish is some kind of prehistoric looking fishy, eely kind of thingy that has developed a unique defense mechanism: whenever anything grabs or bites down on a hagfish, it releases […]

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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Christmas has become a retail concoction. The reason for the season all too often seems to be hitting this quarter’s numbers. New Year’s is about forced frivolity. Hurry up and have a good time, NOW!! And almost every other holiday has become a marketing opportunity for the greeting […]

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What Makes Us Happy?

What would make you happier – Winning a couple of hundred million dollars in the next Powerball drawing or being involved in an accident that resulted in you being confined to a wheelchair for life? Well that’s a silly question, right? I’m sure everyone would agree that winning the lottery would provide us with infinitely […]

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The Problem With Porn

Late the other night, home alone, the lights off in the house, I was flipping channels and “accidentally” found myself intensely watching…. a late night TV preacher. Not where you thought I was going, huh? This wasn’t your stereotypical hellfire and brimstone, cheap polyester suit bible thumper. He was a young preacher with blue jeans […]

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I Can’t Complain But Sometimes I Still Do

You’ve got troubles. I’ve got troubles. We’ve all got troubles. Traffic sucks and working for a living is not as much fun as it sounds like. Your kids are annoying and your dog smells funny… or is it the other way around? My biggest complaint in life right now is I can’t get a wi-fi […]