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Story: The Fact Is, It’s Nice to Be Appreciated.

This week’s video story: It’s nice to be appreciated. Even if you don’t do something for the recognition — the recognition is nice. How I love stories when virtue is rewarded! Here’s the one that I mention in the video, that I already posted, and here’s one for today: Note that my friend’s acts of kindness weren’t “random acts of …


Story: I Only Have to Worry about Doing My Best.

This week’s video story: I only have to worry about doing my best.   It was a big relief to me to think — well, my friend is right, I don’t have to worry about being qualified. That’s the Justice‘s problem! It’s hard to explain why that made such a difference to me. All we can do is our best, …


Story: Sometimes, We Can Be Generous By Taking.

This week’s video story: Sometimes, we can be generous by taking.   This is a very sad but beautiful story. I’m haunted by it. I realize that many of my favorite stories feature this theme, though in more ordinary situations: my friend who wished her husband would ask her to cook his favorite foods, or my friend who wished he’d …


Story: Preparation Is an Essential Part of Execution.

This week’s video story: Preparation is an essential part of execution. I didn’t plan this story for the last day of 2013, but it’s a great fit. For those of you thinking about how to make 2014 a happier year, taking the time to prepare and plan is an essential part of being able to execute your aims. I’ve become …


Story: Maybe I’m the One Who Should Do It.

This week’s video story: Maybe I’m the one who should do it.   Yes, it’s true, I’m in three children’s literature reading groups. How I love children’s and young-adult literature! If you love it too, join my book club, where I recommend a kidlit book each month (along with a happiness book and an eccentric pick). How about you? Did …