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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Welcome to Everyday Bliss

I'm delighted you stopped by!

I started this blog as a place to report my progress in a little experiment I call an Everyday Game. My game is based loosely on Ben Franklin's practice to examine each of 13 virtues and concentrating on one per week. Ben played this game for his entire life. So far I have played my version of the game for one year, visiting each of my virtues 4 times.  

Ben Franklin picked virtues he thought would make him a better person and chose to play his version of this game with the same 13 virtues for his entire life. I am not quite as nobel in my pursuit and decided to concentrate on things that would encourage more everyday bliss in my day to day life. In my version I explore what I am calling the 13 virtues of Everyday Bliss.

My 13 virtues of Everyday Bliss are 
joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, 
romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, and surprise.

You have joined me while I am in the middle of a grand re-design and update to the blog so while I am not updating with daily posts I thought Id encourage you to poke through the archives for some inspiration. I've spent an entire month in total concentrating on each of the topics and finding tips for increasing your experience of Everyday Bliss.

I realize hunting through more then 365 posts would be rather daunting so to get you started I've picked out a few of my favorite posts as a way to introduce my blog. Are you interested in politics or religion? Do you want to laugh or do you just want to know more about me? There is something for everyone!

From Serenity Week, a reality check: 

From Gratitude Week, a real favorite:

From Whimsy Week, comedy for my foodie friends:

Thank you so much stopping by! If you want to be updated regarding the relaunch please let me know in a comment and check back here for future updates!

Outrageous joy,

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Ben Franklin's 13 Virtues

  • 1. TEMPERANCE - Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
  • 2. SILENCE - Speak not what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
  • 3. ORDER - Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
  • 4. RESOLUTION - Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
  • 5. FRUGALITY - Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e. waste nothing.
  • 6. INDUSTRY - Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
  • 7. SINCERITY - Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and if you speak, speak accordingly.
  • 8. JUSTICE - Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
  • 9. MODERATION - Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  • 10. CLEANLINESS - Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths or habitation.
  • 11. TRANQUILITY - Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
  • 12. CHASTITY - Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or to the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
  • 13. HUMILITY - Imitate Jesus and Socrates.


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