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10 Things I Learned About Friendship

Over the past year or so changes in my life have caused me to take a good look at the people I consider friends. Growing up, my parents dispensed a lot of advice about friends and friendship- some good, some not-so-great- but as I grew older I realized I had to be smarter about my choices. 527 more words


Helping us laugh again

Researchers say that children laugh around four hundred times a day, whereas adults, on average, only laugh fifteen times a day. Why is this? Do we stop laughing because we are old, or do we get old because we stop laughing? 113 more words


Happiness as an act of power

At work, I’ve become obsessed with an idea: happiness, or cheerfulness, or positivity is an act of power. I don’t yet know if I see it as an expression of power, or a way to collect power. 547 more words


The Parable of the Oil-Can

There was once a country postman who, all his life, carried an oil-can with him on his rounds. Whenever he came across a gate that was stiff and hard to open he would bend down an oil the latch. 139 more words

Daily Musings

Our God is a Happy God

By reading the title, you already have a good idea of what I’m about to say here. I could feel some eyebrows rising, and i think I know why. 934 more words