Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happiness, Health, and Success

            Can anyone desire much more than happiness, health, and success in their lives and for their loved ones? Probably not. I want to be happier, healthier, and more successful in my life, and I assume that you do also.

            People often assume that these three accomplishments are the by-products of great deeds, hard work, and/or gifts. This apparently is not true as shown in an article titled “50 Ways Happier,Healthier and More Successful People Live on Their Own Terms” by Benjamin P. Hardy. The first ten actions on Hardy’s list are as follow:

(1) Stop consuming caffeine, (2) Pray or meditate morning, midday and night,
(3) Read one book per week, (4) Write in your journal five minutes per day,
(5) Marry your best friend, (6) Make a bucket list and actively knock items off, (7) Stop consuming refined sugar, (8) Fast from all food and caloric beverages 24 hours once per week, (9) Fast from the Internet 24 hours once per week, (10) Stop consuming the news or reading the newspaper.

            None of the above items is difficult, time consuming, or expensive. Other than those of us who are already married (#5), they are all something that any of us could accomplish this week. Very few of the actions on the remaining list are difficult, time consuming, or expensive. Most of them are common sense stuff. I encourage you to study the list and determine something that you can do today to help you become happier, healthier, and more successful.

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