We often think of the 'calm before the storm', but rarely do we recognize or even witness the 'calm after the storm'. This sunset occurred less than an hour after a severe storm, near Otter Falls, MB, that brought down a hundred trees near a cabin we had rented. The clouds became soft like cotton balls (mammatus clouds) and the sky was at peace.
With the sand sliding between our toes, and walking hand in hand, there was no thoughts of #tweets, #likes or #snapchats.
Stumbling On Happiness – Don’t Read This Unless…
Don’t Read Stumbling on Happiness unless you are prepared to accept when remembering past events that our brains make stuff up, and we have selective memory that is bias towards doing everything in its power to convince ourselves and the world we are better than most. Ultimately, that when we think we know what will make us happy in the future we really don’t have a freaking clue.
So again, don’t read Stumbling on Happiness unless you are open minded enough to accept your brain is some times in control… not you. What percentage of your brain did you really think you control?
There are days that I wish I hadn’t read Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert. Most days though I feel empowered to have learned so much about the human mind, and its inefficiencies, in such a short read. Maybe, just maybe, I have Stumbled on Happiness and have forever gained a little more control over that three pounds of grey matter housed in my skull. I highly recommend this book for open minded people!