Posts Tagged ‘Contentment’

Seasons

I have a favorite season of the year. Spring. I love it for all the “sappy” reasons: trees budding, flowers blooming, life emerging. Sounds like an Emerson poem. My least favorite, don’t hate me, is Autumn. Yes, beautiful leaves are changing, etc. But, for me, it’s a reminder that the cold, the starkness of the…

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Contentment = Happiness

What makes you as a leader happy? That’s a pretty wide-open question. I guess it depends on the person. Could it be money? Maybe fame? Perhaps power? If your life and expectations reflect what matters the most to you, chances are you’re fairly happy. When your goals conform to your personal priorities, they bring you a…

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“You’re dead to me”

We all use phrases that are popular in our particular culture. Those phrases are often locked into a particular time frame. For example, in the 80’s, “gag me with a spoon” (an insulting response) or “having a cow” (being upset) were used by just about everyone.  In the 90’s it was things like “talk to…

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The richest man in town

We all have favorite traditions. One of mine is watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” each year around Christmas. Who doesn’t get a little choked up at the end as the whole town comes together to express their love for George Bailey during his time of need? The people that he has loved on for his…

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Thank you Mr. Beans

My son and his family just got another kitty. You know the world is divided into two groups. Cat people and dog people. Generally speaking, I’m in the dog camp…not to be confused with the dog house. But, their new cat, Mr. Beans, doesn’t know he’s a cat. He thinks he’s a dog. He fetches,…

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