If you watch children, you’ll see them experience a range of emotions, seemingly bouncing like a ball—within mere moments they experience sadness, frustration, confusion, and even rage, then return to a mental state of peace and contentment before starting the cycle again.
I remember Richard saying, “Something is different about this book, Kris. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff is flying off the shelves.”
I woke up at 4:30 AM after a good night’s rest. I meditated and had my morning coffee. Now, I’ll jump right in for a few hours and exercise for about an hour when I start to feel the need to move.
Ten years ago, a few days before he left this Earth, Richard stood in our kitchen talking about how he couldn’t believe it had already been ten years since he had written Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. He said, “Kris, the beauty of this book series is that every ten years there’s a new generation of readers--people who need these books.”
I was recently out to dinner with one of my favorite friends, Christina Rasmussen, and we were talking about our businesses. She was asking me what I love to do in my business and then she asked a really fun question: If you had $30 million in the bank—how would you live?
Richard’s father, Don W. Carlson, exemplified how to live a celebratory life, one that was well-lived and loved. For his memorial, his daughter's desire was an intimate gathering because there would have been 1,000 people in attendance, otherwise.
The act of cleansing is so gratifying, isn’t it? When you finally get the urge to clean out that closet or you’ve just had it with that extra inch or two of a muffin top spilling over your jeans—it’s time to clean out the kitchen and clean the house.
One of the great strategies for maintaining resiliency is to shift the focus and attention off what’s going wrong and instead focus on what’s going right.
When you ask people all around the globe the question, “What are you most longing for in your marriage, in your family and in your life?” The not so surprising answer is: Happiness.
There’s a strategy in Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff that challenges readers to write a heartfelt letter—so I decided to write one to you.