Gratitude and the happiness imperative

Memo   To:        Well-intentioned Happiness Hustlers From:  Walking Wounded Cc:        Oblivious bystanders Date:   The fifth of never Re:        Gratitude and the happiness imperative ________________________________________________________________________________________________ In response to your concerns expressed for my lack of apparent outward displays of “happiness”: I thank you for your genuine and …

“Stay Put”: Musing on Jane Kenyon’s “Happiness”

“Stay Put”: Musing on Jane Kenyon’s “Happiness”  by Crystal Hurd As a child, my Mom told me that if I was ever lost, I should stand still.  Stay put, she said. Stay put and I will find you. But I was not one to tolerate loneliness. I remember one instance where my Mom and I were …