Happiness: Gone Deep. (4 min read)

Happiness: Gone Deep. (4 min read)

April 05, 2016

Happiness has always been a choice for me. A conscientious decision. A way of life. Call me an eternal optimist or a glass-is-half-full thinker, but I have always found the positive or the bright side.

Except for those times when I couldn’t.

They were life altering times. It happens to all of us at some point: you are dealt a blow that you didn’t see coming. That’s when my sunny disposition failed me. Each time it happened, I suspected I was about to be brought to my knees and I was. As if the universe was saying to me, wipe that smile off your face. And, how do you like me now?

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Bigger than you. (4 min read)

Bigger than you. (4 min read)

October 27, 2015

At some point in your life you will face something bigger than you. Chances are very good it will happen more than once. But that first time can knock you for a loop; pull the proverbial rug out from under you. It can take your predictable, happy life and turn it upside down.

Although life’s traumas are tremendous opportunities for growth, we don’t see them that way when they present themselves to us. When they appear our first inclination is to run and hide. Or bury it. Or numb it. We think we surely don’t have the strength to endure it. And yet truly the only way to lessen its grip on you is to not merely face it, but walk through it.

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