Happiness is Searching for You

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.
- Hafiz

Listen to the music of your joy.  Follow your bliss.  Let your heartstrings guide you.  Bring forth your beauty in your own unique style.

The answer to "What should I do?" is easy.  Do what brings you joy.

Let your joy be of service to others and you will be happy for a lifetime.


On Purpose

There is a place that you are to fill that no one else can fill; something you are to do, which no one else can do.  - Florence Scovel Shinn

We are all here on purpose.  Discovering our life's mission is a great gift.  You are unique in all life.  You are here for a special and sacred purpose.  Accept your responsibility.  Step into your destiny with sincere intention and deep kindness.  Be all you came here to be.


Love the Shadow

Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.  - Rainer Maria Rilke

The only answer is love - love for the shadow and darkness within each of us.  As we own our darkness, we rejoice in our own light.  We each cry out for love.  The only sane and satisfactory response to the challenges of life is love.


Simple acts of gratitude are healthy for the giver and the receiver.  Gratitude – like your daily exercise, relaxation, and good nutrition – needs to be practiced on a regular basis.  Consistency brings health and wellness.  Showing appreciation, creating a gratitude list, keeping a journal, and writing letters of thankfulness all have positive effects.  They also help others “pay it forward.”

There is no small gratitude.  Simple thank you’s for someone listening to you, preparing a meal, taking out the trash, cleaning up after ourselves, help with bags of groceries or books… all acts of gratitude are beneficial.

In our schools, we can model gratitude for our students by thanking them kindly for focusing their attention, following the rules, keeping each other physically and emotionally safe, being kind, including others in activities, helping with homework, and being quiet when needed. 

Gratitude will help our students repeat the positive behavior. 

Repeated positive behaviors, like gratitude, benefit everyone.