Musings on Living a Happier Life

A companion blog to the book Don’t Be a Cow!

Passion led us here printed on a pavement.

PASSION: Is Yours Hiding? Live Happier. Live Well.

Passion: Is Yours Hiding? I don't know about y'all, but I think the word passion is under used and misunderstood today. Which I think is unfortunate.  First, what passion is (according to me): Passion is an internal feeling about something,…
Fireworks over water

Independence Day 2019- Reminders for a Happier Life

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYBODY!!! Rachel and I hope that everyone has a Happy and Safe 4th. A Quick thought: As we celebrate this Independence Day, we hope you will also take a few moments to celebrate your independence from the herd. You know…

Don’t Stop Now; You Are, Oh, So Close!

I have always found it amazing, all the fine lines life that has to offer. What do I mean by fine lines? Well, let me explain. But, before I do let me say that to truly appreciate this blog you need to keep an open mind, and do not take things…

What makes two things great together?

I have never been much on class reunions. No particular reason, I have just never really gotten into them and thus have never been to one. Needless to say, for me, it's been a long time and some 500 miles since I've walked the halls of my high…
The ability to take care of yourself in the midst of overwhelming odds. A house with a berm all around it in the middle of a lake

Self Reliance: What is it? What does it mean?

Is it a good thing or a not-so-good thing? A school of thought says man is to live in community, therefore all must contribute to the community, and all must rely on the community. This contribute-and-rely relationship forms a bond between…

Commencement 2019. You made it this far.

What a wonderful time of year. The grass is green, the sun is shining and the days are getting longer! And, oh yeah, how could I forget graduations are in full swing? So here is to you, Graduate, and a nice reminder to us all. Short and sweet! Three…
photo of dollar bills fanning out

I think it is so sad. And here's why.

If given the chance, would you rather be given a million dollars or would you rather earn a million dollars? Several months ago, I was listening to a local radio station and the two DJ's were discussing a survey that asked people that question.…
Tree in the forest with lichen

Homonyms - Liken or Lichen. Say what?

What's this have to do with living a happier life? Southern dialogue is well known for running words and phrases together as to shorten ‘em. It was long said that this was because us’ens here in the south are lazy. Well y’all, I’m just…

Smile. Go ahead, pass it on.

You'll be better off I am not always a fan of the insta-message posted on church signs, but I am a huge fan of smiling. Forcing yourself to smile can change your mood. Change it for the better that is. Now I’m not saying that it is always…