Gretchen Rubin

Story: People Don’t Always Get What They Deserve.

For the weekly videos, I now tell a story. I’ve realized that for me, and I think for many people, a story is what holds my attention and makes a point most powerfully.

This week's story: People don't always get what they deserve. This story--about something my mother said to me--is reassuring, because it's true. You don’t always get what you deserve, even when you work hard, and my mother’s observation has been very comforting to me in other circumstances, when things didn’t go my way.

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Happiness challenge: Saying the right thing.

Eight excellent tips for living that my parents gave me.

Has anyone ever said something to you that has stuck in your mind for years this way?

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