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  • 01:01

    Celebrate and Be Happy! A Path to Happiness

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    Celebrate and Be Happy!  A path to happiness is a choice to be happy.  This is the season of celebrations.  Why do we need to create a season to celebrate when life is a celebration?  When we refer to a celebration we think of a party, social gathering, people coming together, music, food and decoration.  Why do we make it a special gathering?  Is life a special gathering?  We are continuing the theme of celebration, because we are in the season that we celebrate life, the life of Christ, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the winter solstice.  Why not celebrate every day and every hour?  Oprah Winfrey said, The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.  So you see life is to be celebrated, because it increases as you celebrate.  And Oscar Wilde says, Life is too important to be taken seriously. So let us celebrate, be happy and have fun.  Join the conversation, tune in to A Happiness Index on blog talk radio and call (347) 539-5818.  

  • 01:01

    Celebrate Life: A Path to Happiness!

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  We have just celebrated the Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas and now we are celebrating the 2nd day of Kwanzaa, Kujichagulia.   We are 5 days from New Year’s Eve, which is also Kokomon’s birthday and 6 days from New Year’s Day. This is truly a time of celebrations.  Are we happy?  Maybe we can be happy if we observe the values that the Kwanzaa Celebrations reminds us of.  There are seven core values for the seven days of Kwanzaa.  Today as we celebrate let us remember "Kujichagulia”, it asks us to define the world in our own image and interest placing indigenous people and culture at the center of our worldview and social reality. There are seven values of Kwanzaa, beginning with yesterday, Umoja which means unity; Kujichagulia, self-determination; Ujimaa, working together; Ujamaa, supporting each other; Nia, purpose; Kuumba, creativity; and Imani, faith.  We can extend this holiday season to every day of the year with Kwanzaa.  We can celebrate through faith by waking up, walking, eating, knowing that the little things is life is what matters most.  It is all in the way we see life.  Celebrate, be happy!  Thank you for joining us in this very important conversation on celebration as a path to happiness.  Call (347) 539-5818 and share your wisdom on this topic.  

  • 01:04

    More on Gratitude: A Path to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  The Holiday in the United States for Thanksgiving is behind us, but gratitude is forever.    We will continue to remind our listeners that everyday is a day of gratitude.  Gratitude is a state or quality of being thankful, an expression of appreciation and kindness.  We believe that gratitude is happiness.  However, we must remember to be grateful, the moment that we forget, gratitude ends. Let us recall and remember to be grateful for everything and for everyone.  Everyone and everything can be a curse or a blessing according to our belief.  That is the power of our thoughts.  Let us be grateful for the moment. According to Eckhart Tolle, It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.  Gratitude is happiness!  Join in this conversation by calling (347) 539-5818 and share your view on this very important topic. 

  • 01:02

    An Attitude of Gratitude: Path to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  We are in the Holiday Season.  Tonight is the first evening of Hanukkah.  As we begin to light the candles to bring light into the darkness of the season, let us at the same time develop an attitude of being grateful for everything and everyone in our life.  Even the things and the people that challenge us, let us remember that they are there to uplift and make us stronger.  Brian Tracy said, Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.  Last week we reminded you that gratitude is a state or quality of being thankful.  Remember that gratitude is also setting the intention of thankfulness and that means that we have tapped into our innate attitude of gratitude and happiness.  An attitude of gratitude will support us in being happy.  Thank you for joining us in this very important conversation on gratitude.  Call (347) 539-5818 and share your wisdom on this topic.   



     

  • 01:01

    Forgiveness: A Path To Happiness

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    Forgiveness is the key to happiness - This is boldly stated in A Course in Miracles. In fact a whole lesson is devoted to this topic.  Thank you for listening to A Happiness Index radio program on Blog Talk Radio, featuring Aeeshah and Kokomon Clottey.  Lesson 121 in A Course in Miracles says, Here is the answer to your search for peace.  Here is the key to meaning in a world which seems to make no sense. Here is the way to safety in apparent dangers which appear to threaten you at every turn, and bring uncertainty to all your hopes of ever finding quietness and peace. Here are all questions answered; here the end of all uncertainty ensured at last.  The concept of forgiveness according to A Course in Miracles is everything that we may want for as we forgive we open our heart and let go of our blocks to who we really are.  Please call (347) 539-5818 and share your view on this very important topic.  Is forgiveness the answer to all our problems?  

  • 00:59

    Leadership & Service: A Path to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Today we will share our thoughts on Leadership and Service as a path to happiness.  Tim Fargo said, Leadership is service, not position. Yesterday, we started our 12-week leadership institute and we will be sharing with you the wisdom we are gleaning from these wonderful 5 hour Saturday seminars.  Leaderships means different things to different people, John Quincy Adams said, If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. Join the conversation and share your wisdom on Leadership & Service: A Path to Happiness by calling (347) 539-5818.

  • 01:01

    Working Together For Change: A Path to Happiness

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    Working Together For Change: A Path to Happiness


    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Alone we can build sand hills, together we can build mountains.  Join us on a Happiness Index today and share your views on what it means to work together.  The change you want to see in the world is as easy as reaching out to another.  Join the conversation and share your wisdom Working Together For Change by calling (347) 539-5818.

  • 01:01

    Responsibility & Service: Path to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Today we will revisit the value responsibility and service as a path to happiness.  Responsibility is the act of being accountable for something within one's control.  A Course in Miracles goes deeper, it says, I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience, and I decide upon the goal I would achieve. And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, and receive as I have asked.   It reminds us that we are responsible for our thoughts, feelings and actions.  It is through service that we can express the happiness that we feel.  As we come to the realization of the source of our happiness, we can make changes. We can choose to be happy learners.  We can make happiness our choice and choose love over fear, peace instead of conflict.  We can choose to be responsible for every choice that we make. Join the conversation and share your wisdom on Responsibility & Service:  Path to Happiness by calling (347) 539-5818.


     

  • 01:04

    Acts of Grace: Path to Happiness

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    Today we continue our conversation on Acts of Grace as a portal to happiness. We also honor Father's Day as an act of grace.  Many times we do not acknowledge the grace that comes with being a father. To be a father is to be deeply rooted in grace.  Fatherhood is grace and is also happiness.  Moment by moment acts of grace that one may take as a path to one’s daily happiness is our focus in today’s show. Grace according to the Webster’s New American Dictionary is beauty.  As such, we want to inspire every man to share their love, kindness and compassion in the spirit of father’s day. As the plant springs from, and could not be without the seed, so every act of a man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them. James Allen writes.


     

  • 01:02

    Acts of Grace: Path to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Our conversation today is about Grace as a portal to happiness.  Acts of grace as a path to our daily happiness is telling if one would only pay attention.  


    For me, every hour is grace.  And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile, Elie Wiesel, said.  Dr. King write, Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.  Join the conversation, call (347) 539-5818 and share your wisdom on acts of grace as a path to happiness. 

  • 00:59

    Hope, Faith & Service: A Path to Happiness

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    Welcome to Happiness Index.  Today we will continue to explore the ideas we hold about Hope, Faith & Service as a path to happiness.  Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.  Faith is a sense of knowing and a tapping into a deep belief of what will be.  We will deepen our understanding of race, hope and service as implicated in our book Beyond Fear, we explored these issues personally, communally and in-depth. Vaclav Havel said it best that, Hope is not prognostication. It is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart; it transcends the world that is immediately experienced, and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons.   Service is the practice of bringing our hopes to life.  It is an action – an art of being helpful to another.  Join the conversation and share your wisdom on Hope, Faith & Service: A Path to Happiness by calling (347) 539-5818

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