What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

On Happiness


Mom Dad DonnaToday is my darling departed Mom’s birthday, and she would have loved the heck out of the Pope’s top 10 list.

DISCLAIMER: I am religiously neutral, so do not mistake this for a religious message.

I really like this guy. I love what he has to say about happiness and peace and acceptance of other people, and I think there are lessons to be learned here for people of all faiths and people of no faith, too. This one’s for you, Mom!

The Pope’s 10 Tips for a Happier Life (full text can be seen on the Catholic News Service)

1. Live and let live

Photo: EPA

Photo: EPA

2. Be giving of yourself to others

3. Proceed calmly

4. Maintain a healthy sense of leisure

5. Sundays should be holidays

6. Find innovative ways to create dignified jobs for young people

7. Respect and take care of nature

8. Stop being negative

9. Don’t proselytize; respect others’ beliefs

10. Work for peace


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “On Happiness

  1. Happy birthday, Mom! I love that list, too.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A wonderful list full of simple, meaningful reminders. Your mother was beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Peace, kindness, and always the memory of goodness.

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