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I was wandering around the Internet the other day and came upon a story that is supposedly told by one of this past century’s great philosophers- John Lennon of Beatle’s fame. In this short quote, he tells us the most important life lesson his mother ever taught him. “When I was 5 years old, my […]

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Thanks to everyone who has been dropping by to see if I am alive. I have been away just wandering (Wow where did that 4 months go? ) as any good itinerant would do but I am back for now anyway. To be honest I need a place to post a video for a homily […]

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A famous Sufi mystic, Rabiya, was searching for something on the street outsider her small hut. The sun was setting and darkness was descending, as few people gathered around her. “What have you lost? What are you searching for? Perhaps we can help,” they said to Rabiya. Rabiya said, “I have lost my needle.” One […]

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Some Wisdom from our friends over at  KarmaTube: Some days, you need to remind yourself about what’s truly important in life. So sit back with a cup of your favorite beverage and give yourself a few minutes to savor this sweet video, which gives you a prescription for happiness in two minutes, starting with “show […]

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My son sent me the story below and thought you folks might enjoy it.This story comes with several different endings and this is the one that caught his attention. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large […]

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Here is a powerful video which is self-explanatory. It is all the more meaningful given that we live in an era of designer everything including babies and “Tiger Moms” where perfection and achievement is the only standard. A special thanks to those parents who raise some of our most special kids.

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One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from Mother Teresa when she tells us: “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” This video tells the story of a […]

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While reading a number of self-help or how to be a better person type of books, I noticed that all most all these modern-day  authors, like Stephen Covey in his powerful book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, kept referring to one other book as a must read. This book is Victor Frankl’s: Man […]

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Happiness 101-Albert Camus

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BE HAPPY. Check out this link to 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy by Jeff Haden. Perhaps a little late for your  resolutions list but some good ideas for the a truly Happy New Year! 1. Exercise. 2. Sleep more. 3. Spend more time with friends and family. 4. Get outside more. 5. […]

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I was talking to some folks close to me on Boxing Day, and the subject got around to the importance of “truth telling”. It seems that in families, the truth is often sacrificed for a number of reasons. Some of them are at least noble, in principle anyway (i.e. not wanting to make others feel […]

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Happiness 101-Unknown

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Are u Happy?

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Robert Emmons, perhaps the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, argues that gratitude has two key components, which he describes in a Greater Good essay, “Why Gratitude Is Good.” Check out his introduction to why being grateful is one of the first stets on the road to happiness: (Click here for the complete article and […]

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