Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Essence of Happiness

While I was reading the Dalai Lama's condensed version of Happiness, I came across a few powerful realizations. First, I am responsible for my own happiness. Nobody else. Not even my spouse. Second, contentment has less to do with what you have than how you train yourself to be content with what you have. Being actively grateful is the antidote to feeling depressed. Another nugget of wisdom: the best use of your time? Serving others. At the least, go out of your way to avoid harming others.

Homeschooling is a service we offer our children, in addition to being their mother. I embrace and accept this servitude with dignity and joy. It is truly a privilege to be educating my children at home.

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