Tag Archives: happiness

FMM 9 7 18 Raising the Bar

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~  Nelson Mandela. My father-in-law was a character. He was well known in the village where he lived, for he was loud, he did […]

FMM 11 18 16 Chant a Psalm

“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”~Hans Christian Andersen.   My father was chaplain and teacher of Bible Knowledge at a high school in the heart of Jamaica.  Since the school was founded under the ‘auspices’ of a Christian School, the subject was not Religious Knowledge.  There was no […]

FMM 3 7 14 Quiet heroes

“The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.” ~Felix Adler I was struck this week by the lives of people who go about their days doing remarkable things in an unremarkable way.  They are not […]

FMM 2 7 14 Are we there yet?

“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself…” ~ Viktor Frankl It is a long drive to get to the north coast from the center of Jamaica.  A journey of perhaps 30 miles (or […]

FMM 10 11 13 What does it all mean?

“Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.”  ~ Aristotle. When I was a teenager I had large thoughts and grand questions.  Was it reasonable to think that our earth was the only habitable planet in the universe?  Could there be another world, another population, possibly another me out there somewhere?  Was […]