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There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it, and no happiness in any place except what you bring to yourself.
    —    Henry David Thoreau
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On This Day In:
2020 Me Neither
2019 Have Forever
2018 Fear, Racism And Greed
Reaching Out To The Missing
Very Nearly
2017 We Can Figure This Out
2016 Just Enough
2015 Bourne Bond
Springs Eternal
2014 Brains First
2013 Not Listening Anymore
2012 At Your Marks!
2011 We Are Not Alone
Underlying Rationality
2010 Is the Obama Administration Failing?
In Other Words…
Quite Please!
In A Hostage Situation…
Are We Done Yet?
In Order…
Flip-flopping…
Proof of Choice…
On “Leading” A Democracy To War…
Actually, It’s All About Me…

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We can only be happy when we don’t assume that the object of life is happiness.
    ―    George Orwell
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
    ―    John Lennon
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On This Day In:
2020 Imagine Existence
Posing As Action
2019 Voices Of The Past
2018 Sunrises, Rainbows And Newborn Babies
2017 Untold Agony
2016 Just Borrowed
2015 Warning
2014 Always More Productive
2013 Is Not
2012 Loosely Translated
2011 Your Opinions Are Not My Facts

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When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him
    —    Albert Camus
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On This Day In:
2020 Golden Eagle
Like #45: Incompetent Donald
2019 #45: Who Lost By Three Million Votes
2018 Torn Between Two Loves
A Girl And A Boy
2017 I Think They Are Starting To…
2016 Living There
2015 Bookin’ West
Beyond My Reach
You Never Call Anymore…
2014 Winning?
2013 Still Inventing
2012 Motivated
2011 Waiting In Line At Starbuck’s

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Love alone is the only reasonable activity or pursuit of humankind . . .   For love not only annihilates our fear of meaningless but empowers us to seek the happiness of others.   And this indeed is our greatest happiness.
    —    Leo Tolstoy
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On This Day In:
2020 Expectation For The Near Future
2019 Indian Myth
Did He Even Have The Courage To Ask?
2018 Nothing
2017 Approval First
2016 In Search Of Words
Day 2 – Blending
2015 At What Price?
2014 Intricate And Subtle Order
2013 Attention To Detail
2012 Aequanimitas!
2011 Consider This

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The giver is bigger than the receiver.  If you want to be large, larger than life, learn to Give.  Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.
 
The importance of giving, blessing others can never be over emphasized because there’s always joy in giving.  Learn to make someone happy by acts of giving.
 
    —    Katharine Hepburn
(This quote was found on Facebook)
 
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On This Day In:
2020 The Sun Came Out
  Not A Wink On Guard
2019 The Importance Of A Deadline
  Chaos Is Not Really A New Remedy
2018 History Will Judge Harshly
  Father Time, Perhaps?
2017 Odds Are
2016 Prayer, Too
2015 History, n.
2014 See It Sometime
2013 Precious Friend
2012 It Couldn’t Be Done
  Feeling Surrounded?
2011 Surprise!
   

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Decide that Joy is the hue you want your heart to be.  Then start making the little and large choices that over time will paint your heart happy.
   —    Thomas Kinkade
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On This Day In:
2020 When?
2019 Two Guides
2018 A Call For You
2017 Because I Read
2016 On What Matters…
2015 Social Security
2014 Bewitching
2013 Visiting Joy
2012 Dedication To Today
2011 Project Second Chance – Adult Literacy
Turning Coal Into Diamonds

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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
   —    Attributed to Montesquieu
(Full name:)  Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
   —    Rita Mae Brown
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On This Day In:
2019 Stand Up, Hook Up, Shuffle To The Door…
2018 Ridiculous Idea
2017 Waddle On!
A Severe Challenge — When The President Is A Liar
2016 The Best Of Circumstances
2015 Reverberating Silence
2014 Wrong Again?
2013 Improper Faith
2012 One More Rung
2011 Sunday Morning Earlies (Hugging trees and smiling…)
Hurry
Updates On Life
2010 It’s Gettin’ Deep In Here

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The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, or heartfelt compliment.
   —    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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On This Day In:
2019 Far Too Often
2018 A Divided / United Nation
2017 What We Want
2016 To The Extent
2015 Ambition
2014 More Branches To Climb
Just In Time — Happy Thanksgiving (2014)
2013 For And Against
2012 De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum
2011 Similar And Different
2010 Reminiscing
Differences

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The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
   —   Victor Hugo
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On This Day In:
2019 I Think Impeachment Is Another Test #45 Has Already Failed
2018 Second Chances – Rice, Now Trees
And Then You Have To Start Training Again
2017 Small Hands, Small Grasp
2016 Two Murrow’s
Election + 1 Week
2015 Not Mine, Anyway
2015 South By South East
2013 Don’tcha
2012 I Hear A Distant Thunder
2011 A Poison Tree

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Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.
  —   Arnold H. Glasow
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On This Day In:
2019 Show Righteousness, Not Fear
2018 Sounds Like Politics, Too
2017 Resist More
Conservatives Are Not The Enemy
2016 Two Weeks To Go…
2015 Remembering
2014 The Creeping Death Of Civilization
Orange October (X) – A Blue Morning Turns Into An Orange Evening
2013 License Problem
2012 Giants Win Game 2 Of The 2012 World Series 2 To 0!!!
Adage, n.
Questions Women Should Ask Before Voting…
2011 What Are You Looking At?

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There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
   —   Freya Stark
[I cannot understand how anyone who loves this country can vote for #IncompetentDonald who has spent the last four years running this country into the ground.  MAGA???   Give me a break!!  He claims “He” rebuilt the National Defense?  With his personal income taxes paid of $750 in two of the last four years and NOTHING at all in 11 of the last 18 years reviewed by the New York Times?  IF the American military is any better off than it was four years ago, it’s not because HE has contributed to it!  VOTE like our country depends on YOUR vote, because it DOES!   —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2019 Mutually Exclusive
2018 Basic Rights
2017 Thoughtful Attitudes
Surprise!!
2016 The Bell Tolls
2015 It Is What It Is
2014 What Have You Learned (Gently) Lately?
Orange October (I)
2013 Ignore The Man Behind The Curtain
For A Time
2012 What Are Your True Measurements
2011 What It Is All About
2010 The Magnificent Seven
Giants Fever!!

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The equal rights of man, and the happiness of every individual, are now acknowledged to be the only legitimate objects of government.
   ―   Thomas Jefferson
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On This Day In:
2019 Accustomed To It
2018 Booking My Trip Into The Expanding Universe
2017 Fear Instead Of Convictions
2016 Memorial Day – 2016
2015 A Handful Of Reviews
And You Can Quote Me
2014 Get Wisdom
2013 Enjoying The View?
2012 Adam’s Rib
2011 I’m Sure I Remember That…
Memorial Day, 2011

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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
    —    Albert Camus
[When I was in my late 30’s, I lived and worked in Liverpool, England.  One day, I was standing at a urinal (doing what you do there) and an elderly (formerly retired) executive stepped to the urinal next to me.  As he was relieving himself, he let loose with a passage which I would politely describe as “a rolling ball of thunder”.
He half-notched his head towards me and said:  “Young man, when you get older you’ll find out that happiness is a dry fart.”
I’m still not sure about the meaning of life, but I can add that these days, my wife (who does our laundry) and I agree with him.    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2019 Why #45 (#LazyDonald) Was Destined To Be A Failed Presidency
2018 Easter In Liverpool
Star Guides To Destiny
Growl
2017 Decisions
2016 Along The Path
2015 Make Mine Rare, Please
2014 Passion Flooding
2013 On Purpose
2012 Sans Gall Bladder, Day 4
How Did You Spend Your Day?
2011 It’s Hammerin’ Time!!
Convenient Auxiliaries

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Doing what needs to be done may not make you happy, but it will make you great.
    ―    George Bernard Shaw
[They won’t.  But they should…    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2019 Carry It
2018 Simple
2017 Knowledge Pays
2016 Brief Glimpses And Full Glances
2015 Pursuing Perspective
2014 Wearing Down?
2013 Labouring Under A Curse
2012 Listen To Yourself
2011 Career Tips (Part 1)
No Captain Dunsel

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Don’t aim at success.  The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it.  For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.  Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.  I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge.  Then you will live to see that in the long-run — in the long-run, I say! — success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.
    ―    Viktor E. Frankl
From his book: “Man’s Search for Meaning
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On This Day In:
2018 #NeverAgain
Doss II
Doesn’t / Does
2017 Talent Hates To Move
2016 Looking To November
2015 It Isn’t The End
Prospero’s Precepts
2014 Friends
2013 Learning Bitter
2012 Remembrance, Minstrels & Going Off To War
May I Have More Happiness, Please?
2011 There Is No God, But God
2010 Another Running Book…

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