Category Archives: Happiness

How Do YOU Make People Feel?

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou(April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an american poet, civil rights activist, dancer, film producer, television producer, playwright, film director, author, actress, professor and mentor to Oprah Winfrey. More information…

Cute Dogs

Poster that was on the ceiling at my most recent Doctor appointment. Guess which were my top 2 choices.

When you love someone

The context for my October 2 “When you love someone…” speech was that at the previous Orléans Raconteurs toastmaster meeting we had a speech evaluation contest. For the evaluation competitors there was a test speaker who did a speech about his love for a falcon (I remembered the name as Avalon). The falcon was brought…

Don’t Worry Be Happy

from Mental_Floss: 10 Fabulous and Funny Flowcharts Go with the flow(chart) and either do something about the issue or don’t worry about it.

Put Happiness before Success

Darren Hardy mentioned, on a Facebook post, a new book by Shawn Achor that explains that happiness should come before not after success. Doing the personal work to become a person more open to happiness can drive successful results that should lead to an upward happiness spiral. Here is a quote from the Amazon product…

Merry Minimalist Christmas

Minimalism seems to be gaining momentum in some circles as people yearn for a simpler life and want to get off the consumer treadmill and declutter their house. This year there is a lot of commentary about applying minimalist principles to the most marketed consumer holidays of all – Christmas. Here is a sampling of…

What is your Happiness List?

Is it a good idea to give some thought to things that are important? I think so. So why not make your own personal happiness list. To share or perhaps just for yourself. Gretchen Rubin of the Happiness Project found a 200 year old list of items to make a person happy that could be…

Secret to Happiness