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A Little Happier: We Can Learn from the Monkey Who Wouldn’t Let Go of the Bananas.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: We Can Learn from the Monkey Who Wouldn’t Let Go of the Bananas.

The old teaching story of the greedy monkey and the bananas illustrates many notions, including the idea that sometimes we have to let go of a desire in order to free ourselves.
A Little Happier: What Can You Do When You Live in a Crowded, Messy, Noisy House?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: What Can You Do When You Live in a Crowded, Messy, Noisy House?

In a traditional Yiddish folk tale, a farmer complains about his crowded, noisy house—and his wise rabbi gives him a surprising solution.
A Little Happier: “I Love You as Much as the Salt in My Soup.”
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: “I Love You as Much as the Salt in My Soup.”

This folk tale is a good reminder that it’s often the most ordinary and familiar things—the things that we take for granted—are actually the most precious to us of all.
A Little Happier: While the Power of Story-Telling Is Trendy Now, It’s an Ancient Idea.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: While the Power of Story-Telling Is Trendy Now, It’s an Ancient Idea.

It’s a truth too important to be new: we listen best when we listen to a story.
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