Gretchen Rubin

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A Little Happier: A Puzzling Story from the Life of Pearl S. Buck
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Puzzling Story from the Life of Pearl S. Buck

A thought-provoking story from the life of Pearl S. Buck’s missionary father raises many questions.
A Little Happier: A Stumble May Prevent a Fall.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Stumble May Prevent a Fall.

Little mistakes, little missteps, can help us learn and grow so that we don’t make bigger mistakes later.
I Can’t Find It Outside Myself If I Can’t Find It Inside Myself.
A Little Happier

I Can’t Find It Outside Myself If I Can’t Find It Inside Myself.

A Little Happier: We can’t find more happiness, more adventure, more richness to an experience that we bring to it.
Keep the Paint as Good as It Is in the Can.
A Little Happier

Keep the Paint as Good as It Is in the Can.

The artist Frank Stella’s remark is a happiness koan; it has great meaning, though it’s not exactly clear what that meaning is.
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