When a special needs pug came to the Michigan Humane Society, he was in bad shape. Mikey's beginning wasn't a positive one, and he was nearly euthanized before he got into the safe hands of MHS volunteers.
If you listen to me, this will be your year. You won't make unattainable lists. You won't try to be something you're not, or interfere in the lives of others. You'll just live your life, in kindness and peace.
By stopping and becoming aware of our thoughts, we allow ourselves to take a step outside of the picture long enough to observe what's going on so that we can make a conscious decision about how we want to feel.
Despite the rawness of nature, the world made more sense in the oceans, the forests and the mountains. Yet, it was from the wilderness through one animal -- an endangered seal named KP2 (Kauai Pup 2) -- that my faith in the hand of man was restored.
Be responsible for your happiness, differentiate between feeling good and being happy, be great at what you do every day and then take the time to analyze where you are from time to time, and you will increase your happiness.
The feel-good factor is a necessity if we are to go on, if we are to envision a better way of belonging to this world, a more meaningful way of moving forward, less crippled by a state of chronic anxiety.