The secrets to happiness that occurred to me in the grocery store today, as I dropped by to pick up a gallon of milk on the way home:
1. Take life exactly at the speed it comes to you, never faster.
2. Like everyone unless and until they give you a very good reason not to. My dad always said that "95% of the people in this world are good people."
3. Explore often.
I'm not always good at those things, but there they are. Wondering what secrets to happiness you all might add. I guess its kind of like having a rule of life (Pray, Work, Study) but more Tao (watch the river go by, always changing, always the same.) Oh well, I don't mean to be theological, just "hey, these are good ideas." So there they are.
And I do like most people. I think just about everyone I've ever met is pretty cool, at least in some way or another. And I'm not always good at taking life at the speed it arrives. I get impatient mostly. And I do like to explore, though I get timid when I don't want to be sometimes.
So I guess I'm not good at my own advice.
But my dad had another saying... "Do as I say, not as I do."