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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Secret to Happiness

The secret to happiness is to not pursue it. People who pursue happiness are generally self-focused and being self-focused is a sure way to be miserable.

I always tell my crew that there are 52 weeks in a year and most of us spend all of them doing everything we can to make ourselves happy and comfortable. I ask them to give that up for one week so that they can serve the needs of others. If they do that, they find a joy that would have never been possible if they had spent the time trying to make themselves happy and comfortable.


Anonymous said...

Your post is very meaningful - lots of food for thought. Thank you for posting!

In His love,

Kansas Bob said...

Gotta admit that most days I would rather be happy that joyous.. life has been difficult.. good reminder to not pursue something that is somewhat unattainable :)