Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

~ Albert Schweitzer ~

Keep Posting

June 25th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 49 secs

Some things are a labour of love.

That’s all she says, “Keep posting.” That’s what my IT lady tells me. When I say, what about that search engine optimizing stuff that’s supposed to keep you up to the blog post joneses? She just shrugs and repeats her point, “Keep posting.”

So what’s a guy who lives right on the Edge of the World to do? Keep posting of course! Not that I ever dreamed of being a blogger. Never entered my mind. But then, times have changed and my head has too.

Being a writer, with my first book perpetually two weeks off release, my book and I need a public place to “come from.” Having spent so much time “living under a rock” as my eldest son would charitably say, it’s high time I waved my arms and smiled a lot.

So that’s what authors do these days: write blogs. Some seem born for the limelight, strutting up and down in front of the media with aplomb. While I, shield my eyes from the glare and wave whilst eating a plum. Yet despite my preference for privacy, I can keep posting.

As you can see from the range of my posts I can and will talk about virtually anything. How can I talk about happiness and do that? Because I believe happiness is about living a full and satisfying life, as opposed to pulling a wide mouthed smile and forcing happy thoughts. Thankfully, happiness is infinitely more than that.

Besides, sham happiness doesn’t work. Life needs truth to it, even though life’s truths aren’t always a laughing matter. For happiness to last through life it needs guts. That’s why I post on happy and unhappy matters. A totally rosy picture of life won’t wash. Indeed, I doubt it would last a single day in the real world. Instead, we need the happiness of fulfillment. That takes much of the hard stuff in its stride, and it explains why I keep posting.

Being called, this blog is like a written broadcast. That means that every day you can “tune in” and see something else on the subjects of life, happiness, and everything inbetween. Sometime soon, you’ll even be able to read my book (or should I say, the book that has taken over my life), and understand precisely why I keep posting. But in the meantime, you can at least sample the first chapter and receive my thanks for being a gracious reader. I appreciate you looking and considering what happiness means to you. It’s a theme the every thinking person needs to consider.




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