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."
This is truly a great time to be alive. Well, for me, anyway. If you don’t feel the same as I do, I am deeply sorry. I know that everyone’s worldview is affected by their current circumstances. At many points in my life, which has spanned more than five decades now, I could not have […]Read more "Embarrassment of Riches"
I’ve posted a couple of things about happiness and its pursuit. This is a subject of lasting interest to me because it is one that seems genuinely universal. I know that you could argue that—at least based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—happiness is not one of our prime motivators, but I would have to, respectfully […]Read more "Happiness is a Warm List"
About a year ago, I wrote a couple of posts about the forthcoming Mass Effect Andromeda video game. I mentioned it once in some random thoughts about the assertion that the secret to happiness was having something to look forward to. At the time I was looking forward to seeing my great-granddaughter Melody for the […]Read more "Looking Forward (Update)"
As an admitted introvert, I sometimes struggle to express my feelings in actual words. There are feelings and there are feelings, which sometimes defy explanation. I’ve been having such an experience the past few days, and this is my attempt to record, in written form, what I struggle to express verbally. I did try to […]Read more "Words from the Past (and trying to explain their impact)"
A week or so ago, there was something on television that I wasn’t watching. What I mean is, the TV was on, and I was in the vicinity. It was either a Barbara Walters special or maybe 60 Minutes, and some celebrity was being interviewed. It could have been Michael Caine. I’m not sure, really, […]Read more "Planning to be Happy"