Scallywag

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Archive for September, 2013

Oh look! Here's something else to feel parental guilt about.
Do you know what it's like to feel a failure as a parent?

When You’re A Parental Failure

September 21st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 33 secs

Oh look! Here's something else to feel parental guilt about.

Oh look! Here’s something else to feel parental guilt about.

Face it, you’re a failure. Yep. The kids are growing up rotten. You have not done a good enough job and so now you ought to give yourself a jolly harsh whipping for it. Read the rest of this entry »

How we respond to life is up to us.
Being thankful for the little things builds us up.

If You Want To Be Happy Have Gratitude

September 19th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 53 secs

How we respond to life is up to us.

How we respond to life is up to us.

Yes gratitude is the most underrated of qualities in the modern world. Despite it’s ability to bring an abundance of happiness, appreciativeness is almost considered menial. Read the rest of this entry »

Some ways block us from being our best.
How many times have you had to face narrow-mindedness?

Which Way?

September 18th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 3 secs

Some ways block us from being our best.

Some ways block us from being our best.

There is a broad way and then there’s a narrow one. Those who demonstrate big mindedness are more apt to tolerate differences in others. While people who insist on a narrow band of behaviors are easily irritated by variations. Read the rest of this entry »

Whoever we are, happiness matters to us everyone.
Regardless who you are, happiness is a big part of living well.

What People Say About Happiness

September 17th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 30 secs

Whoever we are, happiness matters to us everyone.

Whoever we are, happiness matters to us everyone.

What do people say about happiness? Here are 21 quotes from wise minds going back to Ancient Greece through to the present day: Read the rest of this entry »

Cars get you wishing.
So often, cars are reflected in our visions of happiness.

Darn Cars

September 16th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 16 secs

Cars get you wishing.

Cars get you wishing.

Cars are inherently vexatious beasts. They can embrace you in luxury, carry you away, and also provide a viable means of getting us round. Read the rest of this entry »

There is always more than we care to tell.
Who can share their situation if nobody listens?

That’s Another Story

September 15th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 14 secs

There is always more than we care to tell.

There is always more than we care to tell.

Stories are like Russian dolls. You’ll find one inside another and another, and another. So, typically, the one you know isn’t all there is, and everyone has at least some. Read the rest of this entry »

The past is worth keeping if you use it well.
Gone, but you needn't forget all that's worth keeping.

Remembering Things

September 14th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 43 secs

The past is worth keeping if you use it well.

The past is worth keeping if you use it well.

There are things I remember but I wish I didn’t. Things that come foremost to mind at the most inopportune times. Like a living entity in itself, your mind recalls what it will. Read the rest of this entry »

But itthe ads say it's good for you.
We can accommodate a lot if we convince ourselves into it.

You’re Kidding Right

September 13th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 9 secs

But itthe ads say it's good for you.

But the ads say it’s good for you.

We are funny creatures really. With all of our mental ability and years of experience, we keep falling back into childlike habits. Read the rest of this entry »

Is this the most horrified woman lin the World?
Bad is rarely a catastrophe.

Bad But No Catastrophe

September 12th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 52 secs

Is this the most horrified woman lin the World?

Is this the most horrified woman lin the World?

You don’t have to do anything special to have bad things happen to you. For we all seem to have a build-in magnet that draws trouble to us. But, the good news is we are built to handle it. Read the rest of this entry »

Family doesn't have to be great to be good.
The essence of family is connectness.

Family Practice

September 11th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 8 secs

Family doesn't have to be great to be good.

Family doesn’t have to be great to be good.

If there is a training ground for relationships it would have to be family. Unlike the formal environments of school, church, and work, families are able to make up the rules as they go. Read the rest of this entry »