Tag Archives: Happiness

The Magic of Enough

I call it my “Happiness Threshold.” There is an income level that once I’ve achieved it, I’ve found any additional income doesn’t make me any happier. I make a good living now, but there have been times when I made … Continue reading

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An Epiphany

Image Credit: Robert Collins via Unsplash.com I’ve often pondered what makes people happy; what makes me happy. Over the years I’ve developed several theories on the subject, both about the various ways people in general become happy, and specifically what … Continue reading

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Work and Play

I wanted to clarify my comments about work and play I made earlier as it appears I may have been unclear.¬†For me, work is mostly play, and play is nearly all play. I define work as something I would need … Continue reading

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Better and Best

A friend just sent an email that closed with a note I liked so much I wanted to share it with you: ‘Life is better when you are happy, but life is best when other people are happy because of … Continue reading

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It’s a Matter of on What We Choose To Focus

While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love. ~ Bo Bennett (Source: Smile at me) With Love, Russ

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Show Gratitude and Experience Happiness

Now it’s scientifically proven! ;-D! Thank you all for reading this. I’m grateful (and now happier too!) With Love, Russ

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“Love is not a matter of what happens in life. It’s a matter of what’s happening in your heart.” –Ken Keyes I also believe that happiness is not a matter of what happens in your life. It’s a matter of … Continue reading

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Precious Gems

(Source: I Stop For Suffering shared Tao & Zen’s photo) The Cosmos is filled with precious gems. I want to offer a handful of them to you this morning. Each moment you are alive is a gem, shining through and … Continue reading

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Aglow in gratitude Thankful for… …well everything Enjoying today And wondering What blessings And miracles Tomorrow May bring –Russ Towne

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An Eighteen Year Old Who Has Much To Teach To The World

http://blog.flickr.net/2013/02/14/18-year-old-prodigy-photographer/ Olivia Bee is an 18-year old with an amazing talent. She has been sought after by some of the world’s biggest brands since she was 15 for her incredible photography. While I agree that her work is stunning, it … Continue reading

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