Tagged with happiness

Do You (Still) Believe in Magic?

Do You (Still) Believe in Magic?

I was a middle schooler when I stopped believing in Santa Clause.  It’s embarrassing.  I practically had my learner’s permit. Cynical Suzy called me out during a game of Ultimate Frisbee.  “You still believe in Santa, don’t you?” she said, and I imagined her head exploding.  I left P.E. early that day, which was stellar, … Continue reading

What Do You Want?

What Do You Want?

Lao Tzu said, “At the center of your being, you have the answer.  You know who you are and you know what you want.”  So what is it that you want? In the days before I owned a bra or a razor, I knew what I wanted. Wisdom dwells in Hawaiian Punched years when you’re … Continue reading

What Makes a Life Worth Living?

What Makes a Life Worth Living?

We are all a lot braver than we perceive ourselves to be. I’ve lived in a foreign country; graduated from college with high marks; and recovered from months of bed rest and resultant mind-numbing solitude. We’ve all overcome challenges we didn’t think we could. Just because we don’t know what’s going to happen, doesn’t mean we can’t handle it. You have to trust your instincts, and you have to have faith. Your life just doesn’t work as well if you don’t. And each day, I inch towards courage. I move towards faith. I believe in a brighter future now. I believe in myself. Continue reading