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The Classic Pamela Positive: The “Big H”: The Unfailing Recipe for Happiness

 

We search. We search for the “Big H,” happiness, all the time. 

 

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We try to find our right calling. Our right partner in life. The right home, city, school.  And yet…

Happiness is about sharing. 

 

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It’s about experiences, time, thoughts and caring for others — which are all spiritual. And I can’t imagine many people expressing their happiest times not in the presence of someone else. It’s being with others, and being with them in a meaningful way. We also know that it is not necessarily even doing something; it could just be sharing one another’s presence, with each other…

So I love, then, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s wisdom on the recipe for happiness:

 

“Serve others.
The unfailing recipe for happiness and success is to want the good of others. Happiness and success is when I see others happy.
Happiness is a shared thing.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 


Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a Christian cleric known for his work for human rights. He grew up in Northwest South Africa and he was the only son in his family. He would later attend Johannesburg Bantu High School, where Tutu would thrive in academics and rugby. After high school, he became a teacher where he would meet his wife. Together, they would have two children– Trevor and Thandeka. He would later join the clergy to become an Anglican priest. Active in South Africa, he was an important opponent of apartheid. Other causes he has worked on include fighting AIDs, homophobia, tuberculosis, racism, and poverty. Nelson Mandela described him as “the voice of the voiceless.” Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

Bio Source: Wikipedia


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The Classic Pamela Positive: A Home Should Be

 

 

Home is so many things, to so may people. What should a Home be?

 

A Home Should Be Inspiring. 

 

All the objects in your home should reinforce your values and character.  Home should be a respite of calm and peace, and a reflection of who you are.

 

 

white house under maple trees

 

 

A Home Should Demonstrate Moderation. 

 

 

white wooden kitchen island and cupboard cabinets near glass panel door

 

 

A Home Should Have People Who are Loving and Kind.

 

 

A home should have balance. 

 

 

white kitchen table

 

 

The best homes reflect a sense of balance within the spaces, allowing for different types of activities.  Some may be more energetic, others which are more peaceful.

 

 

A Home Should Reflect You, What Is Right For You.

 

 

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Finally,

A Home Should Be Something You Carry Everywhere.

 

 

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I Am Grateful for My Home and Your Home Today,

Pamela

 


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Fig⁴. Hugo Sousa on Unsplash

 

The Classic Pamela Positive: The “Big H”: The Unfailing Recipe for Happiness

 

We search. We search for the “Big H,” happiness, all the time. 

 

 

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We try to find our right calling.  Our right partner in life. The right home, city, school.  And yet…

Happiness is about sharing. 

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-04-06 at 2.22.39 PM

 

 

It’s about experiences, time, thoughts and caring for others — which are all spiritual. And I can’t imagine many people expressing their happiest times not in the presence of someone else. It’s being with others, and being with them in a meaningful way. We also know that it is not necessarily even doing something; it could just be sharing one another’s presence, with each other…

So I love, then, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s wisdom on the recipe for happiness:

“Serve others.
The unfailing recipe for happiness and success is to want the good of others. Happiness and success is when I see others happy.
Happiness is a shared thing.”

 


 

 

Archbishop-Tutu-medium.jpgPhoto from Wikipedia

 

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a Christian cleric known for his work for human rights. He grew up in Northwest South Africa and he was the only son in his family. He would later attend Johannesburg Bantu High School, where Tutu would thrive in academics and rugby. After high school, he became a teacher where he would meet his wife. Together, they would have two children– Trevor and Thandeka. He would later join the clergy to become an Anglican priest. Active in South Africa, he was an important opponent of apartheid. Other causes he has worked on include fighting AIDs, homophobia, tuberculosis, racism and poverty.  Nelson Mandela described him as “the voice of the voiceless.” Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

The Classic Pamela Positive: “We’re All Just Walking Each Other Home” – Ram Dass

 

“We’re all just walking each other home.”

– Ram Dass

 

 

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Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert) is a Hindu spiritual teacher, and the author of Be Here Now. He was born Jewish, considered himself an Atheist in his early years, and went on a spiritual search to India in the 1960s. There he met Neem Karoli Baba, who became his guru, and gave him the name Ram Dass, meaning “servant of God.” Ram Dass has written more than ten books and founded two foundations, the Seva Foundation and Hanuman Foundation.

The Classic Pamela Positive: A Home Should Be

 

A home should be inspiring. 

 

All the objects in your home should reinforce your values and character.  Home should be a respite of calm and peace, and a reflection of who you are.

 

A home should demonstrate moderation. 

 

 

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Homes should reflect what is needed.  Meet your needs, and then embrace moderation and simplicity.

 

A home should have balance. 

 

The best homes reflect a sense of balance within the spaces, allowing for different types of activities.  Some may be more energetic, others which are more peaceful.

 

 

The Classic Pamela Positive: “What the World Needs Is People Who Have Come Alive” – Howard Thurman

 

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

– Howard Thurman

 

This is very true.

 

 

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Often I hear people say,”Oh! I wish I did something meaningful like you do, helping the world.”

 

Working in philanthropy is a wonderful way to serve. But just because you aren’t a social worker, teacher, or philanthropist doesn’t mean you aren’t living a meaningful life of service.

 

Follow what your deepest inner voice tells you – not what society says. You are created for a purpose.

 

 

 

 

It may be that you have a passion and talent for design. Help make peoples’ homes a special haven. We all need a haven, and a place to welcome others, and ourselves.

 

 

 

 

Perhaps you love numbers. Become an accountant or work at a bank. Help provide order and semblance to the operations and reports.

 

What would I do without my bank? Where would I put the deposits of donations for UniversalGiving? We need you, and we need a good banker.

 

 

 

 

You love sports. Play that game with integrity and enthusiasm! With the greatest sportsmanship. You will be a model for everyone watching, your colleagues, the audience, the referees, and any children present. Modeling positive energy and ethics, you can’t lose.

 

So much of life is simply how we live each moment. It’s how we govern each activity.

 

 

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You serve by being kind. You serve by following your passion. You serve by being true to yourself. Don’t do what you think you should do; do what you are created to do. You will find all types of wonderful people needing your inspiration and services, in ways you’ve never imagined.

 

And remember, the most important is “who you be.” Did you live kindly, with integrity, with joy today?

 

That’s the greatest service to our world, and open to all.

 

Take the time,

Pamela

The Classic Pamela Positive: The “Big H”: The Unfailing Recipe for Happiness

We search. We search for the “Big H,” happiness, all the time. 

 

photo-1476977394731-c442ec586463.jpeg

 

We try to find our right calling.  Our right partner in life. The right home, city, school.  And yet…

Happiness is about sharing. 

 

Screen Shot 2018-04-06 at 2.22.39 PM

 

It’s about experiences, time, thoughts and caring for others — which are all spiritual. And I can’t imagine many people expressing their happiest times not in the presence of someone else. It’s being with others, and being with them in a meaningful way. We also know that it is not necessarily even doing something; it could just be sharing one another’s presence, with each other…

So I love, then, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s wisdom on the recipe for happiness:

“Serve others.
The unfailing recipe for happiness and success is to want the good of others. Happiness and success is when I see others happy.
Happiness is a shared thing.”

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Archbishop-Tutu-medium.jpgPhoto from Wikipedia

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a Christian cleric known for his work for human rights.  Active in South Africa, he was an important opponent of apartheid.  Other causes he has worked on include fighting AIDs, homophobia, tuberculosis, racism and poverty.  Nelson Mandela described him as “the voice of the voiceless.”  Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.