YOU…Step Away from the Comfort Zone | Three Tips to Discovering a New Happiness

My life isn’t always a quest for balance.  There are times when, selfishly, I’m simply looking for happiness.  I want to laugh, be engaged with others around me, and most of all be released from the stresses that occur in daily life.  Maybe this is balance, but it feels different.  It feels selfish. My most … Continue reading YOU…Step Away from the Comfort Zone | Three Tips to Discovering a New Happiness

The Power of Pebbles | A Daily Reminder

“Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.”             -Unknown I saw the above quote online this morning, and it gave me pause.  I've often spoken of the power of pebbles in our … Continue reading The Power of Pebbles | A Daily Reminder

Happiness is a Journey, Not a Destination…

I went to a funeral yesterday.  I laughed a lot.  At the funeral.  During the service. And that was the point… The life we celebrated yesterday was that of a man I had never met, but the service was standing room only with others who knew him and loved him.  My wife and his wife … Continue reading Happiness is a Journey, Not a Destination…

What Matters Most

My twenty year high school reunion was last year.  Okay I just dated myself but honestly, I don’t care.  I’m not that old.  That’s what I keep telling myself, and it seems to be working.  I still ride my skateboard, play in the surf and sand and this past Saturday I was even watching cartoons.  … Continue reading What Matters Most

I’m Making an Exclamation! Or: Dear Exclamation Point, No Quarter Given

Here Ye, Here Ye… That sounds official, right?  Like some HUGE announcement is about to be made?  Yeah, well…I have one.  It’s more of a warning, really.  A shot across the bow, if you will. To the exclamation point.  You know…this guy?  →  ! Yeah, that’s right.  I’m talking punctuation baby.  Actually, I’m talking TO … Continue reading I’m Making an Exclamation! Or: Dear Exclamation Point, No Quarter Given

The Happiness You Take is Equal to the Happiness You Make

I think the discussion of destiny or fate comes around on its own.  Whether you believe in a life that is destined to happen or not, there is no denying inevitability. Happiness in my life is a choice, one I make every day.  It is a skill to cultivate, like any other.  Life isn’t just … Continue reading The Happiness You Take is Equal to the Happiness You Make

Someone Else Is Happy With Less Than What You Have

“Someone else is happy with less than what you have.” This could be a conversation I’m having with myself from fifteen years ago.  If only I could.  It amazes me how we evolve in such a short period of time.   I mean, I’m not going to be around for billions of years.  Though…when I do … Continue reading Someone Else Is Happy With Less Than What You Have