Welcome to FirewaterCorp’s quadmonthly “Looking Forward” happiness report for June 2020. Our abiding philosophy is that happiness is derived from always looking forward to something. And, in our world, where quiet contemplation isn’t really something desired during the waking hours, most of what is looked forward to are our choices in entertainment, pleasurable ways to […]Read more "Looking Forward (June 2020 Update): The Pursuit of Happiness"
As I’ve mentioned once or twice, a huge component in my personal, stolen “pursuit of happiness” formula is always looking forward to something. This “Looking Forward” philosophy was inspired, in part, by something I heard Bernie Sanders say on television several years ago (at least, I think it was Sanders: it may have been someone […]Read more "Looking Forward (mini-update): What Comes After Supernatural?"
We’ve rebranded FirewaterCo as FirewaterCorp, just because I like what Lex Luthor’s done with LexCorp. It’s time, once again, for our quadmonthly happiness report. As the above inspirational quote poster suggests, our organization adheres to the philosophy that true happiness is achieved by always having something to look forward to. While this includes many […]Read more "Looking Forward (October 2019 Update): The Quadmonthly Happiness Report"
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 . . ."
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 . . ."
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)"