Musings on Living a Happier Life

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

Billy_Shelby_of_Independence_Mo Small act of kindness

‘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,…
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.…
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