Tag: Happiness

Why Mondays matter

Earlier in my nine-year-old daughter’s school career, I asked her how her day was, but I wasn’t prepared for the answer. “It’s Monday, and Mondays aren’t good,” she said, adding that her teacher reminded the class every Monday that Mondays are lousy. I was speechless, stunned that someone brainwashed her about Mondays. “Any day that we have with those we… Read more →

Gratitude is powerful

Being appreciated without expectation is refreshing. My nine-year-old woke up in the middle of the night Wednesday with the stomach flu. She got sick 10 or more times during a 24-hour period. Three throw-up bowls were in the rotation because I couldn’t clean them fast enough. In the midst of it, she walked to the kitchen sink, where I was washing two… Read more →

5 reasons to send people glitter

The concept of shipping glitter to your enemies surfaced recently, and it was a brilliant idea. Orders at the short-lived ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com were quickly suspended after its unexpected popularity. It specialized in “shipping glitter to enemies you hate” in envelopes with carefully placed notes explaining the occasion. Your enemies and your friends do need glitter. I need glitter. We need glitter in the… Read more →