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Math counts in happiness

Glacier flowers
GNP.

Unhappiness is best described as the difference between our talents and our expectations.

Edward De Bono

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Our Choices Make Us

Peace with who you are, content with what you have

expectations gap and unhappiness
Expectations gap and unhappiness – first example. Our imagination (hopeful expectations) is greater than our reality (actual outcomes).

 

expectations gap and unhappiness
expectations gap and unhappiness

 

 

Dying well is directly proportional to our ability to accomplish two simple concepts.

To accomplish these two soon enough in our life so that we can live the rest of our life carrying peace and contentment everywhere we go.

  1. Peace with who you are
  2. Content with what you have

Managing our expectations begins by creating our big picture expectation – what we can refer to as our “vision”.

 

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Dear Son

Stop looking at the wrong thing

Reading for fourth Sunday of Lent
My assigned reading next Sunday.

 

i asked the 15-year old to get to know Jesus and stop focusing on the human imperfections in Christians.

Why?

Focus on the ideal, not the reality.

Why?

So you can focus your efforts and work hard on living a life that uses the ideal as the benchmark, not the reality.

 

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The Other Side

We hurt because we have expectations that we can avoid pain and suffering

Mid Life Celebration book at LAX
The expectation is that this little book puts a dent in the Universe. It would be easier to lower the expectations.

 

We hurt because we have expectations that we can be the exception and somehow avoid pain and suffering.

Do the math.

No one is immune.

Ever.

In the history of the world.

Why would it be any different for us?

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31 Days Of Thanksgiving

Why is simplicity so challenging to live with?

Seattle ship yard
Simple: make stuff, sell it, ship it, sell it again. What about stormy seas?

 

It’s so simple isn’t it.

Be thankful for everything.

Even the things that don’t go as we had hoped and planned.

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