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Chasing Happiness


happinessIn the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson writes that our “inalienable rights” are “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

“Inalienable” means you can’t sell your rights or transfer them to someone else. They’re yours to keep.

But what does “the pursuit of happiness” mean?

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What Are You Waiting For?


waitingFormer U.S. presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson used to be hot rivals but became close friends later in life. In fact, for the last twelve years of their lives, they wrote to each other almost daily. In one letter about a year before his death, Jefferson wished the ailing Adams “nights of rest” and “days of tranquility.”

Near the end of their lives, they wrote to each other that they wanted something very special. Do you know what they wanted?

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Declaration of Dependence: Teen Maturity


declaration of dependence teen maturity imageYour son is eleven years old. He wishes he could play ball as well as his dad does, and he hugs you freely. Your daughter is ten. She loves to look through your jewelry box, and she plays up to her dad.

Now jump ahead a few years to a time when your kids will no longer regard you as perfect. Your son is 17 and chafes at having to obey you and do his school. Your daughter is 16 and spends more time on her mobile device than it took you to deliver her.

These can be painful days for us—days when we feel our teens pulling away from us in their quest for independence.

They have a surprise coming.

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