Nicholas Kraft with Live Happy shares a story from the search for happiness.
Episode 1656: When Denis Met Patty by Nicholas Kraft of Live Happy on The Search for Happiness & A Happy Life
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one. I very story to tell about the pursuing happiness methodology is how a delicious could
in Eugene Oregon. Let us two Silver Hill Alabama,
population, seven hundred or about to extremely inspiring folks from bakery to backwoods. Alas, filming
trip was all applauded out twenty days on the road from Oklahoma City to Miami within it
he was an accommodations lined up. Everything was set for a fantastic in productive trip, save for the
Nowadays, we plan to spend in mobile Alabama for weeks I had been contact
local businesses, religious groups, nonprofits and even a local gospel radio station
all in the hope of finding a lead about happy people to interview in the area, but I kept coming up short in the middle of our frantic outreach efforts,
Adam, and I took a minute to reflect on the fact that one year earlier, we had begun our pursuit
happiness journey. We reminisce about the first trip. They wonderful people
the excitement of the unknown and those awesome cookies from the sweet life bakery in Eugene. Then it hit me a rush or files pulled up the footage.
Bakery and scrubbed through until I found leader one of the bakers after confirming that,
It was indeed wearing a b, a m. A hat
but her an email to inquire if used
the area or simply attended school there. It turned out that she was from a small town called Silver Hill and the mobile area. According to our e, we would be fools
has the opportunity to spend some time there with two of the happiest people on the planet, her parents Dennis and Patty her MAX
to describe them as a daily inspiration and the two most creative people. I've ever met a really caught my attention
It was her acknowledgement that it was only in her a dull years that she real
I how unusual their lifestyle was self employed artists,
raising a family living off the land has entreat Mobile, was out Silver Hill was in country living.
The sun had set, as we crews through winding country rose on our way to Denison patties home. The kind of
these, were the nearest neighbours are miles down the road and a trip to the grocery store takes fifteen minutes. We travel deeper into the was, until we reached a small, very.
our wooden home nestled in the trees and surrounded by potted plants and handmaid our work.
You're just in time for dinner. Dennis exclaimed. Reading us at the end of the driveway we're making pizzas
the minutes of meaning we were all seated around the dining table enjoying pizza with
Ray ingredients from the dough to the toppings made from scratch, most of it,
you are right there on their property, the home, which
is also made from scratch. My Denison Patty was a focal point of our visit. The couple had moved in close to forty years ago before the homeless,
finished. There were no doors or windows, really they laughed the home beautifully Rep
presents who they are funky comfortable and slowly askew. The floors made from a reclaim rollers getting
ring. The foundation was salvaged telephone balls and agree
the other would have been collected after various hurricanes rip through mobile Denison. Paddy have
special ability to take whatever comes their way and turn it in
next morning, we woke up to find that Dennis had worked up a batch of biscuits as big as our heads to these. He added fresh
his orange juice bacon from a big there,
while known by name and eggs from their chickens. Afterward we toward the property and saw the woods shop that Dennis had built for his carpentry business. The shop was filled with incredible pieces affair,
I'm sure that he had built or was in the process of building the truly
making a c on artists. I could turn a fallen tree into such a beautiful works of functional art. Afterwards,
he walked along. The stream that meanders behind their home in simply enjoyed the fresh air,
country sounds birds, the rippling of the stream and win flowing through the trees overhead
is their own paradise, privacy,
Swimming hall and enough space to let the dogs were free, living with purpose not expecting
since, before leaving, we sat outside with Denison Paddy soaking up the sun and enjoying the smells of lunch roasting on barbecue we pulled out. Our care
As for a more formal sit down interview as we listen,
their stories. There was something familiar about that scene, though I can place it at the moment only bonnet
to LOS Angeles and watching. The footage. Did you hear me this was: are winning
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couple sitting next to one another lovingly:
accounting, their life together with the natural humour that comes from years of being with someone these two
We are clearly not concern with being happy for them as a natural byproduct of living off the land. Creating
art caring for animals Monroe,
your family and appreciated byproduct, I'm sure, but not the goal. Denison Paddy
beautifully exemplified what we learned during our very first interview with Professor Iris Maza at Uc Berkeley, who had written a paper about how the pursuit of happiness can make people unhappy people set their expectations too high and then are disappointed. She told us quote: having low expectations, LISA happiness, end quote
at first it was a rather grim thought he would ever want have low expectations on life, but spending time with people like denizen. Paddy people who are motivated to live peaceful lives, create art and foster lasting relationship. Simply out of the joy of the experience has shown me that is
about having low expectations so much as it is about operating from a place of good intention in
listen to the post, titled win tennis match Patty by Nicholas Craft of live, happy dot com, a real, quick things to anchor for hosting this podcast anchor is the easiest way to make a podcast. They'll distribute your podcast for you, so it can be heard everywhere: Spotify, Apple, podcast, Google, podcast and many more. You can easily make money from your podcast to with no minimum listenership anger gives you everything you need in one place for free. Would you can use right from your phone or computer creation tools? Allow you to record and edit your podcast, so it sounds great download. The anchor app or go to Anchor FM to get started picking Nicholas and the live happy team is true. I don't think the answer is to always have low expectations, not a fun way to live, but having high expectations all the time
definite lead to disappointment. For me, it's more about reactions, trying to not allow those thoughts of disappointment ruin your day. Things like thinking it was meant to pee or I'll. Have another shot can help. No matter your beliefs is where things go exactly as planned. So it's important to be able to go with the flow sometimes and accept that things will turn out differently, sometimes for the better, sometimes
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