It’s time for our thrice-yearly report here at FirewaterCo. Several years ago, I adopted as my personal philosophy the bit of stolen wisdom that—as the above epigram states—happiness is looking forward to something. (I also stole “Every day is a good day,” a powerful zen koan, from my brother-in-law, who sold mobile homes before he […]Read more "Looking Forward (June 2019 Update) — If It Makes You Happy . . ."
Elsewhere, I have often repeated the bit of stolen wisdom that purports that happiness is having something to look forward to. I still believe this to be true. We’ve all heard of the sophomore slump. It refers to an instance in which a second effort doesn’t meet the relatively high standards set by the first. […]Read more "The Sophomore Slump: Second Seasons I’m Looking Forward To"
I don’t make New Years resolutions anymore. Instead, I generate lists of goals I plan to achieve, or things I’m just looking forward to. The plans don’t always stay the same, and the goals aren’t always achieved. It’s the planning that’s the important part. That, and the looking forward. Which I’ve become convinced, more than […]Read more "Looking Forward (February 2019 Update) — Happiness Is . . ."
Stolen wisdom is better than no wisdom: “Happiness is Looking Forward to Something.” Entertainment in all of its forms is my chief hobby. Since I began planning my entertainment options a couple of years ago, I feel like I’ve begun to maximize my happiness. It’s the primary source of the articles I write as well. […]Read more "Looking Forward (October 2018 Update): The Secret to Happiness"
A bit of stolen wisdom: “Happiness is Looking Forward to Something.” And, from my brother: “There is truly a lot to look forward to no matter what.” As an inveterate planner and list-maker, I get a lot of enjoyment from crossing things off of lists. It’s always given me a sense of accomplishment, and […]Read more "Looking Forward Update (June 2018)"
As always, my bit of stolen wisdom: Happiness is Looking Forward to Something I believe this statement, even if it seems trite. I am truly happy only when I have something that I’m looking forward to doing, seeing or experiencing. And, today, I’m looking forward to a lot of things. I separate these things into […]Read more "Looking Forward: update (Feb 2018)"
Let’s say it again: Happiness is having something to look forward to. If you insist that ending a sentence with a preposition is a cardinal sin (is this a sin committed by a cardinal? But, I digress—), then my personal happiness mantra could be written thusly: “Happiness is having something to which you are looking […]Read more "Series I Plan to Watch. Someday."