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Main : Happiness

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 Stories 
Affirmation  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
A woman in great distress over the death of her son came to the Master for comfort.
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And This Too Shall Pass  (by: Author Unknown)
One day Solomon decided to humble Benaiah ben Yehoyada, his most trusted minister. He said to him, "Benaiah, there is a certain ring that I want you to bring to me. I wish to wear it for Sukkot which gives you six months to find it."
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Ass and His Masters, The  (by: Author Unknown)
An ass, belonging to an herb-seller who gave him too little food and too much work made a petition to Jupiter to be released from his present service and provided with another master.
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Be Happy Now!  (by: Alfred D. Souza)
We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we're frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We'll certainly be happy when they're out of that stage.
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Being 8 Years Old Again  (by: Author Unknown)
I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old again.
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Best Time of My Life, The  (by: Joe Kemp)
It was June 15, and in two days I would be turning thirty. I was insecure about entering a new decade of my life and feared that my best years were now behind me.
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Best Week, The  (by: Janet "Nett" Hounsell)
Even as summer peaks in New Hampshire, a stay colored leaf might remind me of fall. I grew up in a town near the Canadian border, where my father's description of the seasons was, "Spring, Summer, Fairtime and Wintar!"
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Enthusiasm  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
To the woman who complained that riches hadn't made her happy the Master said, "You speak as if luxury and comfort were ingredients of happiness; whereas all you need to be really happy, my dear, is something to be enthusiastic about."
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Epiphany Central  (by: Julie Jordan Scott)
It happened. While looking out a big picture window at the glory of Pike's Peak, I saw such magnificance. I was literally propelled into that magical experience called "Flow".
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Find a Release  (by: K.C. Leong)
Open your eyes. What do you see? Do you see the crowds of people walking around? Look at their faces. Curious looks, snobs, anger, expressionless looks, looks of concentration. Did you notice the person that was smiling at you? Look again. See the trees waving to you in greetings?
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 Related Resources 

Books
 ++ A Short Guide to a Happy Life
 ++ How We Choose to Be Happy
 ++ The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People
 ++ The Art of Happiness

 

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