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Do Happy: Unstrange a Stranger

by Lori Deschene “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend, or a meaningful day.” ~Dalai Lama Some sociologists argue that weak ties—the type you form with colleagues and online friends,

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Do Happy: Celebrate a Non-Event

by Lori Deschene “Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!” ~Amanda Bradley In Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll coined the term “un-birthday” which means exactly what you might expect—a day you celebrate that isn’t actually your birthday.  You might not feel inclined to send

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10 Ways to Be the Person You Wanted to Be as a Kid

by Lori Deschene “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” ~Angela Schwindt When you’re young anything seems possible.  Whether you want to become a school teacher, ballerina, or astronaut, it all feels within your reach. And you so easily get excited by it.

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Do Happy: Start Late

by Lori Deschene “It is never too late. Even if you are going to die tomorrow, keep yourself straight and clear and be a happy human being today.” -Lama Yeshe There’s a common misconception that there comes a point when it’s too late to do things you want to do.  Maybe one of these statements

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Do Happy: Act Your Shoe Size

by Lori Deschene “A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.” ~Bill Vaughn You have bills.  And obligations.  And responsibilities. And people who mean something to you: People who believe in you who

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