Increase your thankful meter and your happy meter will increase as well because it's impossible to be content and discontent at the same time. When you're thankful for what you have, you're not discontented or angry with what you don't. In this episode, we give some great tips for making your Thanksgiving and your Holidays happier, because we know that for some, Happy is the last adjective they would use to describe their Holidays. Not to mention, there is always that one relative that gets under everyone's skin. That passive/aggressive or maybe even aggressive/aggressive individual that just pushes buttons whether they know it or not. That's why we give a few happy nuggets on how to not allow them to steal the Happy from your Holidays. Listen and make your Thanksgiving Happier. (If you really want to have some fun...share it with that relative heh heh heh).
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Here is the video Elevator I was talking about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IF-SqVgb7k
The song we use partially in the intro is "Mr Roboto" by Styx. I'd also like to give a shout out to James Kocian, once again, for the use of his really cool song "Light As A Feather". Check out more of his music here https://soundcloud.com/james-kocian)
Halloween is over, which means it's time to take off the mask and move on towards Thanksgiving, the 2nd Holiday in this wonderful Holiday season. This episode is part 1 in our Thanksgiving podcast series "Whatcha Thankin'?!?". In it we talk about seeking God's face. What does that even mean and why is it so important to God?!?
Seeking God's face...what does that even mean? It might not mean what you think it does. So...do you like to pray? Many do not, and it's all because they miss this one major thing. Listen and find out why I pray. It may surprise you, but it will also encourage you and remove the guilt and weightiness that often comes with the task of prayer. You read that right, I said the task of prayer. Unfortunately, a burdensome task is what it is to so many.
The song we use and are talking about in this episode is "Mr Roboto" by Styx
Is Halloween any good for you? Listen and find out, you may be surprised. You'll also find out not only HOW God wants you to live, but WHERE He wants you to live as well (Alice isn't the only one that's meant to live in Wonderland). For there are a lot of people out there who have been giving God a bad rap by their words and/or their attitudes, not to mention some of their sermons. He's just not as stuffy OR as angry as many make Him out to be. Hit play and I'll show you.
Special thanks to www.lindseylouphotos.com for this weeks "Doctor, Professor, Murderer" podcast pic. Can you find the hidden Happy?
I'd also like to give a shout out to James Kocian, once again, for the use of his really cool song "Still A Kid". Check out more of his music here https://soundcloud.com/james-kocian)
Did you know we have a Pregnancy And Infant Loss (PAIL) awareness month in America? Neither did I until one of our Happy Lifers revealed it to me. So we, my wife and I, interviewed her on the topic.
It's amazing what can happen when someone doesn't deal with the crappy that life throws at them. Inversely, it is amazing as well when someone deals correctly with the crappy that happens. Here is a very powerful story that will inspire you. This episode went longer than the usual. In fact, this is our longest one to date, but the topic was too tender, vulnerable and intense to just end it after 10 or 15 minutes. You've probably heard it said "Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die." In the same way, most of us love to see miracles, but nobody wants to need one. Unfortunately, we can't have one without the other. So, if you've faced, or are currently facing, a loss, whether it's a miscarriage or something else, there is hope! You are not alone! Listen, be encouraged, and let hope arise.
"You are not alone" by Michael Jackson
What do Jesus, Jason and Friday the 13th have in common?
Listen and find out.
Special thanks to www.lindseylouphotos.com for the really cool Jason meets Happy Life photo. It's creepy and rocks at the same time.
Here's the link for the Stuart Edge video I talked about;
In this episode I talk about a valuable lesson I learned from my friend's wonderful kids the other night.
You've probably heard the statement "the only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys" before. In this episode, we will tweak that quote a little and then take it out for a little spin as we take a trolley ride to happy. Follow this simple yet powerful tip, and the larger and scarier things in your life will diminish as the happy in your life increases.
Special thanks to James Kocian for the use of his original music "Still A Kid" and "Another Perfect Day" Check out more of his music here https://soundcloud.com/james-kocian)
I like me. I like me not. I like me. I like me not. Have you ever felt that way? Some moments you love who you are and then some days you can't bear to look in the mirror. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. I was there recently. You know, I think that sometimes it's not that we dislike ourselves, it's that we dislike where we are at. For instance, no one expects anyone to be happy about a hurricane, but we can find happy in the midst of one.
In this episode we're roadtrippin' with Stevo. Coming to you from my friend's Toyota FJ in the Mountains of Southern California. What am I doing there? Painting. Why am I painting in the mountains of California and how do I feel about it? Listen and find out.
"Have you ever thought that happy life is for somebody else? That you're never going to attain it?" Or have you ever felt "If I could just attain that, I'd be happy? If I could get that person's money. If I could have that person's job. If I could get that person's life somehow, then I'd be happy." Or, "if I could get rid of this part of my life. If I could get rid of this part of my personality. If I could get rid of this negative situation that's going on, then I could be happy."
I'm very excited to be able to finally talk about an exciting new concept I've been mentioning in the last several episodes. I would also love your input on it. If you share your opinion, you'll receive a special shout out in an upcoming episode.
For all of you that have been hit by hurricanes the last couple weeks, our hearts and prayers go out to you. Maybe you are going through a personal hurricane currently. Our hearts go out to you as well. We had a podcast already planned out for this week, but really wanted to send out one that would encourage those who have lost so much the last couple weeks. If there was ever a time we need some happy it is now. Please listen and be encouraged, and if you know of anyone else who could really use some hope or encouragement, please share and let's spread some happy.
Special thanks to James Kocian for the use of his original music "Still A Kid", "Another Perfect Day" and "Mission" Check out more of his music here https://soundcloud.com/james-kocian)
I don't know about you, but I've found that when someone pushes me, (whether it's physical, emotional, verbal etc.) I find myself wanting to push back...real bad! Question is, are you in charge of your emotions, or are your emotions in charge of you? Because emotions love to bully us around. You will find that if you stand up to your emotions, they will back down and change their tune real fast. This is important to our happy because you can't plant sadness and then harvest happiness, just like you can't plant corn and expect strawberries. It's impossible. So plant happy and you'll harvest happy.