Quoterday – How Wonderful Are Wonderful Things?

Wonderful things are especially wonderful the first time they happen, but their wonderfulness wanes with repition. -Daniel Gilbert, Stumbling On Happiness Enjoying holiday candies and cookies can be wonderful.  When I am at home and I bite into that first fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie, my taste buds ascend into heaven.  A sip of milk makes … Continue reading Quoterday – How Wonderful Are Wonderful Things?

Quoterday – Finding Happiness Through Contentedness

Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it. -Jonathan Haidt - The Happiness Hypothesis "Nothing is miserable unless you think it so." I can see the criticism now. "Yeah, but what about people living with objectively horrific circumstances?" "It's easy to … Continue reading Quoterday – Finding Happiness Through Contentedness

Happiness – A Revaluation of Values (Part Two)

In my young adult years leading up to Korea, I learned painful lessons that nonetheless provided me gratitude.  Each precipitating event slowly pushed me towards the life I am living today.   Now I flourish in a new land feeling more alive than I have ever been. However, despite my hard-fought insights in pursuit of a … Continue reading Happiness – A Revaluation of Values (Part Two)