Laughter is Happiness: Cop Humor
Tonight a tour around the web to raise a style, a little police humor for my friends on the job and those who appreciate them, have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane
Cop learns about gun rights
Ok, this might be the most patient cop on Earth, the very end might be the funniest part
Great car chase, but stop once they get her, the rest is an ad.
Clip from a prank show, very funny
Not sure I believe this is real but hey laughter is happiness
Random Happiness: Live Animal Cams
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca
We’ve talked before about the importance of nature and the benefits of spending time out in nature away from society’s craziness and noise. It would be ideal if every day we could take some time out to walk in nature and recalibrate ourselves. Unfortunately for many of us we live and work in places where that’s not possible. So today I thought I would post some links to some live animal cams, perhaps a way to get a little nature time without even leaving your desk. So take a gander and a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane
Animal Planet has a number of cams available on their site and their HD cams so the images are great.
First a site from the Smithsonian National Zoo that gives you a number of animal cams you can look at including otters, leopards, lions and pandas.
You have to register for National Geographic wild cam to get access, but it is free and pretty cool.
A great collection of wild animal cams in nature
I think these are all recorded but some great footage of wild animals
Happiness is Giving
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give
~ Winston Churchill
Tonight friends a quick post about giving. We all know that giving and gratitude help us be happier people. This is something I’ve really begun to learn and internalize through my friends, I have some truly amazing and giving friends. The lessons they have shown me have led me to do my own giving, above a beyond the annual college alumni give or the NPR pledge drive, no I’m talking about a more significant contribution. Every other year myself and anyone I can convince to go along with the idea to cut our hair for Locks of Love. A truly magnificent group and cause, they use the hair donations to make wigs for cancer kids who lose their hair during chemotherapy treatments. Additionally we take donations and whomever donates the most gets to wield the scissors and do the cutting. Over the last 10 years we’ve donated over 40 feet of hair and raised around $10,000 for women’s shelters and other charities. I love this fundraiser, it’s not only a great cause but it’s amazing fun watching it go down.
Tonight though I want to give some praise and respect to a friend of mine who just went a lot further than the 10-inch ponytail I normally give up and she shaved her head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation another wonderful organization that is fighting to end childhood cancer. Here’s a picture of my lovely friend and her lovely shaven dome, she’s an inspiration!
Not that doing this is without a little grimacing, here’s a video of the event.
So tonight my friends, follow her example and give a little bit today, I promise you’ll have a happier day ~ Rev Kane
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Happiness Resources: Positivity, Kindness & Gratitude
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right ~ Henry Ford
So tonight in my tour around the web I decided to find some resources related to a couple of areas that are very important to your happiness: having a positive outlook on life; being kind; and expressing gratitude. So check them out and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane
The first is a site that aggregates posts on positivity and is called the Power of Positivity
A good piece with a hideous photograph, The Power of Positive Thinking
Speak no evil: the power of positive thinking
A wonderful story about a man who decided to do 30 Acts of Kindness for 30 Days http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/02/acts_of_kindness_from_jersey_city_man_shocks_strangers.html
A former piece I wrote along the same line, There are Angels Among Us http://ministryofhappiness.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/there-are-angels-among-us-a-true-story-of-kindness-giving/
A really great site, The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/
From our friends at Zen Habits, Why Living a Life of Gratitude Can Make You Happy
The Link Between Happiness and Gratitude
Practicing Gratitude Can Increase Your Happiness
Happiness Resources: Living a Happy Fulfilled Life
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there ~ Will Rogers
So in today’s tour around the web I went to check out Mind Body Green, a friend recently turned me on to the site and much like some of my other favorites like Zen Habits and the Tiny Buddha it’s chock full of good pieces. So I sorted through some of the ones that specifically related to living a happy and fulfilled life. So take a look and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane
Twelve things you should do every week
Six ways to create your own happiness
Fourteen Mantras To Help You Build Positive Self-Talk
Four steps to stop worrying about what people think about you
Fifteen essential truths for a beautiful life
The one question to ask yourself to live a fulfilling life
Five habits of highly fulfilled people
Random Happiness: Nature Sounds
Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street. ~ William Blake
So today in my tour around the web I encountered and interesting story on NPR about rare earth sounds including such things as tuba sounds made by sand dunes. I’ve always been fascinated by sound in nature whether it be the boiling cobblestone beaches or the cacophony of sounds at night in the Amazonian Rainforests in Brazil or even the natural quiet you can find deep in the forest. Tonight a few links, some happy audio to help you have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane
Listening to wild soundscapes
A collection of global sound links
10 Incredible sounds, you have to check out the Pulsar sound it’s amazing
Northeastern forest sounds, crickets and such
Happiness is Laughter: Laughing Babies
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. ~ Mark Twain
I read a disturbing statistic the other day in a Psychology Today piece, it said that a four-year-old laughs 300 times per day and a forty-year-old only four times a day. That number seems insane, until you spend some time around a four-year-old. Then the whole things switches for me, why do we laugh so little as adults? We need to laugh more, laughing makes us happy and in fact may even make us healthier.
So my friends we need to laugh more and to try to help you out with that here are a few videos that hopefully will bring some smiles, laughs and help you have a happier day my friends ~ Rev Kane
The first laughing baby, laughing at ripped paper.
Next my favorite laughing baby video.
Finally, a quadruplet crack up of laughing babies, too funny:
Happiness Resources: A Deeper Look
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. ~ The Buddha
Tonight in touring around the web I decided to look for more in depth and scholarly pieces, so tonight resources for those of you who want to take a little deeper dive into the idea of how to have happier days my friends ~ Rev Kane
First a great piece from the NY Times, A Formula for Happiness
A foundational piece in the field of happiness by the Economist to explain to you why you’re so miserable as a teenager or why you’re getting happier in middle-age. The U-Bend
A much better than normal piece from the Huffington Post, The Habits of Supremely Happy People
A very interesting piece from the Atlantic, How to Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness
Happiness Resources: Great Happiness Websites
Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving ~ Og Mandino
Hello my friends, I often do tours across the web for you and today I thought I would provide you with several of my go to sites for resources on how to have a happier day ~ Rev Kane
Zen Habits – From my perspective the best site on the web if you are looking for information on how to live a better, healthier and happier life.
The Tiny Buddha – The Tiny Buddha is awesome, like them on Facebook because their Facebook page consistently puts out great articles on your page.
Mind, Body, Green – Very much like the Tiny Buddha, Mind – Body – Green puts out really great stuff on a consistent basis.
The Happiness Project – this is Gretchen Rubin’s site based on the book of the same name, consistently good information on happiness and living better.