Are Our Expectations and Reality Aligning or Colliding in Today’s World?

One reason for happiness is having our expectations met. When our expectations are not met, then we are generally unhappy. With the pandemic ongoing for over a year and a half, we have had a few expectations. One is that … Continue reading

The Secret to being Happy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

I remember reading a story about the Danes being the happiest people on earth. They are active people, generally married, and healthier than their neighbors. They live their lives in the present tense – today. The Danes’ expectations of the … Continue reading

Happiness in a Negative World

I was getting Easter baskets out of the storage closet recently. As I was moving my granddaughter’s desk, I noticed she had a small box (maybe 5 inches by 5 inches by and inch and a half tall). It said … Continue reading

Pushing Forward or Standing Still

Confucius said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  When we begin a journey of a thousand miles, we have embarked upon a major goal in our lives. My wife and I walked the Camino de … Continue reading

How to Raise your Happiness

I remember reading a story about the Danes being the happiest people on earth.  They are active people, generally married and healthier than their neighbors.  They live their lives in the present tense – today.  But, their expectations of the future … Continue reading

How Happy are You?

The United States Declaration of Independence tells us that we have an unalienable right to “life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  France has a three-part motto – “liberty, equality and fraternity.”  Canada has “peace, order and good government.”  Interestingly … Continue reading

16 Desires That Get In Your Way

Happiness is the difference between our expectations and our reality.  Expectations are always in the future.  Desire is related to our present and is representative of our reality.  If we have it pretty good, then our desires are satisfied and our … Continue reading

21 Tips for More Happiness in Your Life

1.  Desire to be happy.  Expect to be happy. The verbs desire and expect talk to your subconscious mind. Wants and needs talk to your conscious mind. Your subconscious mind controls your life. 2.  Make smiling a habit. It is … Continue reading

How Can Attitude Change Your Reality?

The economy cycles over the years. It can put many people out of work, or worried about being out of work. Our reality is impacted by financial lending restrictions, diminished savings, unexpected repair or medical bills, and other personal factors. … Continue reading

Future Happiness is Not Difficult

Are expectations a good thing to have? I believe they are. I believe that it is expectation that separates us from the norm – the 97 percent of Americans who remain jailed in their comfort zone. My mentor, Myron Golden, … Continue reading