Thought #7: Helping others is key to leading a happy life

Well, here it is 11:17 pm on Jan 6th. My goal for the first 10 days of the year was to post once daily about how certain thoughts can actually change our world. And I believe 100% in these ten “thoughts” I’m writing about. My goal of posting daily for the first ten days of the year, however, might have been a bit ambitious. Because now it’s 11:23 pm, and I’m ending up worrying about myself after all because I {Read More}

The Perfect Gift for the One Who Has Everything…and the One Who Has Nothing

A water buffalo. A water buffalo? Yep. I just purchased my first water buffalo.   Contrary to what Larry Boy says, everyone does not have a water buffalo. And of course everyone does not need a water buffalo. But for the group of people considered the “delete,” not worthy anything even among their own people, a water buffalo could mean everything. {Care to tweet that?} Every year when Christmas rolls around, we struggle to figure out what to get people. {Read More}

Tips to a Happier You in 2012~Acts of Kindness & Altruism

Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?”  (Romans 15:1-2 Msg) The definition of altruism in the New American Oxford Dictionary reads as follows:  altruism |ˈaltroōˌizəm| noun the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others  One of the foundational truths repeated time and time again throughout the Bible is that we should practice altruism: You shall love {Read More}

What I learned from Rudy Giuliani…

A few weeks ago, David and I went to a big motivation seminar held in downtown Greenville. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Rudy Giuliani spoke about something that’s fascinating and frustrating to me these days…the “almighty” internet.  With the invention of the internet, we have “knowledge” at our fingertips and it travels faster than we are capable of dealing with. Computer knowledge is necessary to live in this century. It’s here, and it’s here to {Read More}