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Crabs and other important buckets!

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.



Two weeks ago, I wrote about achieving happiness and stopping to smell the roses in front of us.  One week ago, I wrote about taking care of our friends through sharing our strengths and supporting each other.  This week I propose a synthesis of these two topics as we look at being happy for our…


Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends!

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 12:09pm 0 Comments

I get by with a little help from my friends,

I get high with a little help from my friends,

Going to try with a little help from my friends.

                                                                        THE BEATLES


The Beatles came out of Liverpool in 1960. They became perhaps the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music. The band's best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney,…


Happiness is a choice

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama


Happiness, it seems, is something that we have all searched for, experienced, or maybe even longed for.  A couple of Sunday’s ago, I was reading the Star Tribune and a headline caught my attention that said, “STAYING HAPPY IS A MATTER OF WANTING TO.”


The article goes on to tell a story about a professor that had been longing for a job for 12 years.  Once he finally…


Teamwork~Individual Commitment to Group Effort

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 11:27am 0 Comments

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi


As we open the 2012-2013 school year, I cannot think of a more important idea than the one that Vince Lombardi speaks to in the above quote.  Vince Lombardi, was an American football coach. He is best known as the head coach of…


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