Musings on Living a Happier Life

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

Two resolutions that will bring about real, positive change

It's been a week. How ya doin'? What I find so comical about New Year's resolutions is that we spend as much time discussing how long it will be before they are broken as we do the resolutions themselves. It's almost as if we are setting ourselves…
Path with pine trees

Do You Ever Feel Like This Poor Little Pine Tree?

We have a nice little walking trail around our yard. Part of this trail goes between a few rows of pine trees that we planted many, many years ago. After our original planting, we came back years later and filled in some holes with more pines.…

Is It Really Thanksgiving Already?

Yes, that's right ... Thanksgiving is here. It seems that this year I've heard more than the normal amount of people shocked that it is already upon us, and this year, it is actually late. I can't help but to think how Thanksgiving has changed…

Share a Smile Today. Have We Become an 'Unfriendly' Society?

Share A Smile Today! Has Society Become Less Friendly? And have you ever witnessed the Power of a Smile and a Friendly Gesture? Today, people spend so much time connected to their electronic devices that they rarely see the world around them.…
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Are You Willing to Change?

I love how change occurs in my life. So slightly, so incrementally - at least most of the time - that I don't even realize it and yet part of me always expects change to happen overnight. “This scale can’t possibly be right. The diet’s…
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‘That’s me’ - simple, kind act viewed by thousands

‘That’s me’: Metro sanitation worker shocked to see his simple, kind act viewed by thousands We talk about "Small acts of kindness" often in Don't Be a Cow! Just last week we shared the story of the Ice Bucket Challenge. And in Day 18…
A bunch of sunflowers. What do they communicate to you?

What Does This Picture Say to You?

Well, I sent this photo to some friends and here are a few of the responses: Happy Sun Good Morning Happiness Growth Summer Sunshine Dove Field (ranks among the best) Sunflower (needed…
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,…
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