About Karen

I am a voracious reader. I like to think my tastes are ecclectic. I also love to sew/quilt. I home school my daughter, and I buy and sell on E-bay occasionally.

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  • Karen shared from Happy This Year!: The Secret to Getting Happy Once and for All by Will Bowen
    Your soul’s desire is to grow, and so it presents you with opportunities—yes, opportunities called challenges—so you can overcome them. As you face them one by one, you find that you become stronger. You
  • Karen shared from Happy This Year!: The Secret to Getting Happy Once and for All by Will Bowen
    Unhappy people think that difficulties are the universe picking on them. They think that they will be happy if and when all of life’s problems cease. Of course, this never happens, and so they push happiness away. Happy people use their thoughts to reframe difficulties into challenges. They seek out what they can learn in difficult situations and how they can grow through them.
  • Karen shared from Happy This Year!: The Secret to Getting Happy Once and for All by Will Bowen
    Happiness doesn’t come from avoiding challenges. It comes from facing and overcoming challenges.
    Note: True
  • Karen shared from Happy This Year!: The Secret to Getting Happy Once and for All by Will Bowen
    The brilliant Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky observed, “Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.” Most people count their troubles and, as a result, they are not nearly as happy as they might be. To get happier, begin to calculate your happiness.
    Note: Wisdom
  • Karen shared from a Personal Document
    But do you know this idea of the imaginary homeland? Once you set out from shore on your little boat, once you embark, you’ll never truly be at home again. What you’ve left behind exists only in your memory, and your ideal place becomes some strange imaginary concoction of all you’ve left behind at every stop.”
    Note: I can identify
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