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Main : Happiness

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 + Laughter
 + Seize the Moment

 Stories 
Projection  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
Why is everyone here so happy except me?"
"Because they have learned to see goodness and beauty everywhere," said the Master.
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Prosperity  (by: Author Unknown)
A rich man asked a Zen master to write something down that could encourage the prosperity of his family for years to come. It would be something that the family could cherish for generations.
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Results from World Happiness Survey  (by: Author Unknown)
World you believe it, Bangladesh is the happiest nation in the world! The United States, on the other hand, is a sad story: it ranks only 46th in the World Happiness Survey.
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Right Comparison, The  (by: Rabbi Pliskin's)
A person can potentially use comparisons to mess up his life. For example, a person can go to the most elegant restaurant which employs the greatest chef. He can order the most expensive food. Then for the rest of his life he can say about any other meal, "This isn't as good as the meal I once had in that five-star restaurant."
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Separation  (by: Anthony de Mello, SJ)
The Master's teachings did not find favor with the government that had him banished from his country.
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Sorrow Tree, The  (by: Burn G)
So it was that when the Hasidic pilgrims vied for those among them who had endured the most suffering, who was most entitled to complain, the Zaddck told them the story of the Sorrow Tree.
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Story of a Clown, The  (by: Author Unknown)
A certain man made an appointment to see a psychologist. He arrived at the psychologist's office and said to him, "Doctor, I always feel depressed. No matter what I do I still feel depressed. I just don't know what to do."
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Unhappiest Man Who Ever Lived, The  (by: M. Stanley Bubien)
"Forgive? Never!"
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What Happiness Is  (by: Author Unknown)
We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are 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 will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.
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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow  (by: Author Unknown)
Today is the tomorrow I worried about yesterday
And today was such a lovely day,
that I wondered why I worried about today yesterday
So today I am not going to worry about tomorrow
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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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