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Feel Better, Be Better, Get to Yes!
Words from the Dalai Lama
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JANUARYWhen you engage in fulfilling the needs of others, your own needs are fulfilled as a by-product.FEBRUARYThere will always be differences. But we are all a part of humanity. We must respect that
and come to mutual solutions.
MARCHHuman happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself. It is wrong
to expect some final satisfaction to come from money or from a computer.
APRILOur planet is our house, and we must keep it in order and take care of it if we are genuinely concerned about happiness for ourselves, our children, our friends, and other sentient beings
who share this great house with us.
MAYAccording to Buddhist philosophy, happiness is the result of an enlightened mind, whereas suffering is caused by a distorted mind.  A distorted mind, ... is one that is not in tune with reality.JUNEEven though our society doesn't emphasize it, the most crucial use of knowledge and education is to understand the importance of more wholesome action and disciplining the mind-essentially the development of a good heart.JULYIn the same way that protecting a lamp from the wind allows the flame to burn without flickering, endeavor enables the virtuous mind to grow undisturbed.AUGUSTWhat is endeavor? It is finding joy in doing what is good.SEPTEMBEROnce you believe in the relationship between actions and their effects, whether there is an external policeman or not, you will always be alert and examine yourself.OCTOBERThe most important quality to have toward your day is gratitude for what you have experienced, even for what was hard and what allowed you to learn and grow.NOVEMBERWhat's past is past, ... But the future can be different if we choose to make it so. We have to cultivate a vision of a happier, more peaceful future and make the effort now to bring it about. This is no time for complacency, hope lies in the action we take.DECEMBER
Every day is a new opportunity to begin again. Every day is your birthday.