You know, I don’t want to sound like one of those hokey New-Agey “gurus” that tell you if you feel good everything will work out, but I’ve gotta say something along those lines.

If you have a good attitude, you will be amazed at what happens.

And that’s fo’ a fact.

My brother recently remarked that I’ve got an angel on my shoulder.

And maybe I do.

I’m not going to sit here and claim that I understand everything there is to know about metaphysical, spiritual things.

I just know that I had a major change of attitude a few years ago, and life’s been much more fun and satisfying.

And it’s really simple, too!

I just started actively trying to be grateful, actively appreciating things.

And the more I appreciated, the more I had, and the more I had, the more I had to appreciate!

Well at least tidying up is easy...

Optional equipment for Happiness not included.

And I’m sure there’s a perfectly logical explanation to it all- psychologically, perhaps, I have an appreciation for something, therefor I subconsciously choose behaviors that cause me to acquire more of those things, creating a pleasure-feedback cycle.


All I know is that I’m in a better place than ever, have the most wonderful life partner, everything I’ve ever wanted (ok, ok, so I don’t have that Lamborghini Countach I always wanted when I was a kid, but whatever) AND…

wait for it…

I’m actually happy.

And isn’t that what we’re all after anyway?

We’re not after the stuff, we’re after the happiness we think the stuff will giveĀ  us!

So I guess what I’m saying is this:

You can get a lot of stuff and get a little happiness,


you can use a little stuff to get a lot of happiness.


You choose.

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