“You make me happy.” It’s often said, when you have someone with whom there is mutual love and respect. When you find yourself smiling as you think of someone, you can’t help but assign happiness to them. Yet the true source of happiness comes from inside. We make the decision every day whether to be happy or not; whether we realize it or not. This story is about the happiness that comes from within.
(Updated January 13, 2019) Backstory In simpler days, people pretty much stayed who they were and where they were. If you were a farmer, you stayed on a farm. An attorney remained in the law. A nurse kept caring for patients. Today, the marvel of available education allows us to decide who and where to […]
Every day is a new adventure. Totally unexpected things can occur that you could never imagine or expect. Someone new is dropped into your life. An opportunity presents itself. You get a new chance to use your God-given gifts and skills. Something you’ve been seeking pops up where you least expect. You get a new understanding that gives you better insights. Every day is such an adventure. Here are some thoughts
Backstory It didn’t happen just like that. There was a lot leading up to it. Joan had been in the presence of my fiancé and me for years – on vacations, on outings and at home. She was a careful observer. Now, it turns out, she was about to become a tentative adviser as well. […]
Backstory “You’ve got to write about it,” said one listener. “I’ll be watching for the story,” said another. So now that the decisiveness of marriage has sunk in, I decided to fill the requests and tell you how the man finally got me to the altar, after eight years of keeping him waiting. It is […]
Backstory – Touching Just before sitting down to write some Consider This stories, I had been with someone who gave me a warm and hearty bear hug. It left me smiling, warm and fuzzy. I decided my first story would be about that kind of touching. So here it is. Consider This Show – Touching […]