happiness

[List of 30] The Little Things

Random Observation/Comment #521: Enjoy the little things – the details are what make life unique.   Happiness comes in little doses. If you see it, stop whatever you’re doing and commit it to memory. Store it in that happiness cache and bring it up whenever you need it. A genuinely selfless deed A hug that lasts a little bit longer...

Reflecting on 2011

Reflecting on 2011

Random Observation/Comment #268: Life is not about finding meaning, it’s about making meaning.  Today should be an improvement from yesterday and this year should be the best year of my life.  “Always forward.” Quote of the year. Last year, I: visited Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, Munich, Schliersee, St Kanzian, Vienna, Barbados, and Russia; started a zipcar rental to do one-day...

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Random Observation/Comment #267: Russian is very difficult to learn. I think I’m just going to nod, smile, and drink vodka when I get there. I am a fairly happy person. If you think about it, there’s really nothing to be overly sad about. Maybe there are a lot of #firstworldproblems (e.g. waiting too long for a Galaxy Nexus to be...

30 day challenge – Lessons Learned

30 day challenge – Lessons Learned

Random Observation/Comment #264: There are so many consumers in this world. I would rather be a producer. Not the literal producer, but actually a literal one. I thought my first impression of this 30 day challenge thing was profound, but I had only scratched the surface of many little nuances that taught me a lot about life.  My first impression...

Guiding My Career Choices: From Soldier to Worker

Guiding My Career Choices: From Soldier to Worker

Random Observation/Comment #242: The month-long gap of writing was a test to see how much I could get done when I didn’t write.  The answer, surprisingly, is that I didn’t do anything – well, that’s not true, but I didn’t get as much as I wanted done.  I didn’t know this before, but writing in a blog about what I’m...

Enjoying the Process – Reaching Goals is Overrated

Enjoying the Process – Reaching Goals is Overrated

Random Observation/Comment #239: I am finding that more and more conversations with my peers have been focused on careers and happiness philosophies.  Why is everyone so lost at this age? Where am I? At this particular stage of my life, my philosophy is the same as many of my peers – go with the flow and be happy along the...

Much More than a Rittersport Obsession

Much More than a Rittersport Obsession

Random Observation/Comment #191: Contrary to popular belief, I am not obsessed with desserts or sweets in general. I have a sweet tooth (somewhere among the carnivorous ones and passion towards cherry tomatoes), but it had always been geared towards cheesecake, ice cream, and cookies.  This new project for Rittersport chocolate is not because of some endorsement they are paying me...

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