Always Be Good and Happy Posts

April 19, 2017

by guest blogger Kristine Hunter  “The journey may leave a scar, but scars can heal and reveal just where you are.” Take a moment to really think of the truth in that quote. It is from Disney’s Moana. The grandmother, the voice of wisdom and truth, comes to Moana and sings this gem to her. The first part of the quote hits home for almost everyone journeying here on earth. Our journey may have scarred us at some point. We’ve been hurt, disappointed, broken or bruised. Not all…

April 12, 2017

Growing up in the 80s was really hard for someone with farsightedness. I looked like an alien with my gigantic glasses, and my eyes were so magnified, it looked like I could see the future. If you don’t believe me, please check out Exhibits A and B below: I had relatively few friends in elementary school, being awkward and feeling subdefective. Middle school, shockingly, did not provide me with any relief. I was made fun of for my awkwardness, for my glasses, for my clothes, and for any…

April 6, 2017

There are so many different factors that go into this question, and probably nothing that I have to say will be applicable to every situation out there, but let me just say this much – if you don’t choose to be happy, it probably won’t choose you. Happiness is not just some easy-going, jolly feeling that effortlessly happens to some lucky few. Like anything worthwhile, it is hard work. To be honest, I have a happy disposition. In other words, I don’t really feel like myself if I’m…

March 26, 2017

“Always be good, and you’ll always be happy. Don’t and you won’t.” That was my Grandma Stone’s mantra. I created this blog to honor her memory. I believe that these are good words to live by, even if they aren’t 100% applicable in all circumstances. There are always going to be circumstances which try our patience, stretching our souls to our very limitations. In these turbulent times, we will experience pain, grief and sorrow. It is not due to us not always being good. I am not a…