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Gratitude and Happiness – The Inextricable Relationship

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“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.” – David Steindl-Rast. I read this quote as I was cruising some of the happiness …

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The Value of Teamwork

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So much can be accomplished when people share a common goal and when they care about what they are doing. This was clearly portrayed in the movie, Big Miracle, which recounted the 1988 rescue of whales from their prison of ice in Barrow, Alaska. I was extremely touched by this remarkable story and how so many different groups of people banded …

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Crossing The Line

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Why would someone publicly embarrass and hurt someone close to them. I ask this question following an incident I witnessed at a recent social gathering. The daughter of one of the guests suddenly lashed out at him, implying that he was lazy and belittling his work. His wife quickly came to his defense and tried to defuse this uncomfortable situation, but the …

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