Gratitude & Everyday Life

An important element of happiness is gratitude.  It's easy to be grateful when our lives are significantly enriched. For example, we're promoted, we purchase a house, we go on a dream vacation, we get a publishing deal, our album goes platinum, we soar through Death Valley in our matte black Lamborghini Aventador. How do we bottle up …

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He’s the Embodiment of Tarab [Beauty of the World]

"Salma!" the boy shrieked.  "He's dead!" She dropped the kettle and ran upstairs, pushing past the boy. "Rashad!" she cried. He was splayed out on the floor, his record albums piled around him.  She could hear the music from his headphones.  Cream?  His smile was blissful. She laughed and the boy flailed at her. "He's …

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Trygghet for Anaya [Beauty of the World]

She could smell the thick, hazy air as she danced in jammed mosh pits with Olle.  His blue eyes flashing dark and velvet. "Anaya?" And feel the cool, clear water dripping from Matthias' long golden hair as they skinny dipped.  His skin shimmering under the ripples. "What is the most important quality in your future husband?" And see the …

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