Who wants to be happy and live a properous life?

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Photography by Robert Swetz

Happy Buddha Madona Mountain California by Robert Swetz 2015


I am going to share a few ways of creating a longer, happy, prosperous life that I seem to have mastered along the way of life.

The first way would be to create a positive attitude in everything you do, work, home, school, everywhere, and the people that are negative around you, stay away from them. They will bring you down with their negativity.

The number two way to create a happy, properous life is to quit watching the "Idiot Box" (television). There is so much garbage, politicians fighting like they are in a 3 ring circus, news about bad weather, crime, stocks, murder, etc. I quite watching TV 20 years ago and really haven't missed a thing ... 😃

Numer three would be to stop worrying about every little thing, my God I know some people that are scared of their shadows, and watching less news will help with this.

For the last 2 years I have been going back and forth to Alaska and I just arrived in the Lower 48 one week ago. Something happened to me on my last visit. I recently flew back down and all I hear from family and friends is worry, oh you need to do this, watch out for that, blah-blah-blah and I mentioned to them "It's OK" ... I'm not worried, everything will be just fine, stop worrying 😱

People driving around in such a hurry like their house is on fire or their office is going to burn down, people need to slow down before they kill someone or themselves.

And how much money do we really need to live? How large is you overhead? Is your home to big now that your children are grown up and moved out? Move into a smaller home then! How many toys and material items do you have that you don't need? Is it time to clean house?

Statistics have show that the number one reason for divorce across the nation is because of money! And what in the govenment was to change the currency to pennies on the dollars? Does that mean you need to work harder ... NO!

Spend more time with your family, have a nice dinner at the table and have constructive conversation (without) a smart phone in everyone's hand. Take more vacations or 2 per year! start spending more time outdoors!

Take a close look at the Happy Buddha in the photo (above). The Chinese believe Happy Buddha to be a spirit or what they would call "Nats" ... Happy Buudha doesn't have a care in the world, he is always happy and you can see he has all these little Happy Buddha children around him.


So what's it going to be, Happiness or Worry?



Posted by

Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz  

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"Have a Wonderful Day"



Comments (25)

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Noah ...

Thanks for stopping by my friend and our life on earth is very short lived so yes we need to enjoy ourselves 😎

May 21, 2016 06:02 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Susan ...

So glad you could stop by and I agree and let me see and that is one happy looking Buddha 😄

May 21, 2016 06:06 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Where do I sign up for that swig of Kool-Aid! Robert Vegas Bob Swetz when we have health care premiums, housing overhead, etc. often it is a trade-off and we have to opt for the unsavory idea of working away from family as you well know! Love you Buddha!

May 21, 2016 09:16 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz

Hello Norm ...

Now I know the Lower 48 has you sucked into it's trap 😮 and you need some time to lay back and smell the roses in AK.

You would come back a new man like Vegas Bob did 😎

May 21, 2016 09:24 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Sandy & Norm ...

I think your working to hard my friend and you need some time fishing in Alaska, you missing out 😎

May 21, 2016 09:22 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Vegas.  Excellent choice.  I have been without TV channels for I think around 8 years now.  I still do my movies and nice I can choose what the input is.  Don't sweat the small stuff certainly comes to mind with your post.  Mark

May 21, 2016 10:40 AM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

happy uploading of photos again! we were missing those views from CA and you

May 21, 2016 10:49 AM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

VB, Excellent post and all of those items you listed are items we all need to pat attention to. Enjoy life and be positive as life is way too short and goes by like a flash. 

May 21, 2016 10:51 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Mark Don ...

Living in Idaho without TV for 8 years you can really relate to this post, and I also watch some movies but NO NEWS 😎

May 21, 2016 11:10 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Mark L ...

Thanks for stopping by and yes it's back to showing off the beauty of Cali 😎

May 21, 2016 11:13 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Bob ...

Thanks for stopping by my friend and I am so glad you can relate 😎

May 21, 2016 11:14 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Vegas Bob

Your insight is right on point on living a happy and prosperous . . . . Dumping the TV is a good idea.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 21, 2016 11:22 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

You have some excellent advice here VB. People that do not worry and stop and enjoy life tend to live longer.

May 21, 2016 12:17 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Lou ...

Always a pleasure my friend and I thought you might agree on some of my post 😎

May 21, 2016 02:20 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Debbie ...

Yes they do and we need to stop and smell the roses more often 😎

May 21, 2016 02:21 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning VB.  Not watching TV, if I did I would miss Alaskan Bush People.  I don't like the show but I do enjoy seeing the scenery of Alaska.  Beautiful

May 21, 2016 08:56 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz

Hello James ...

You can watch any Alaksa shows, National Geographic, etc. it's only the news and commercials that brainwash us 😎

May 22, 2016 02:33 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks Bob.  Wonderful words to live by.

May 21, 2016 09:10 PM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Oh my gosh.  I love this Buddha statue.  It makes my heart smile.  Thank you for sharing this.  You have brightened my day!

May 22, 2016 02:27 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz

Hello Belinda ...

I thought you might like this Happy Buddha statue. And did you know where this statue is by the redwoods on Madona Mountain has a Buddhist Monastery? 

And there are 11 day programs for meditation 3 times per year. The cost is whatever you want to give 😎

You would love this place ...

May 22, 2016 02:40 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello James ...

It's all good and the Alaska shows are interesting, so feel free to watch anything that doesn't either brainwash our minds and or create negativity 😎

May 22, 2016 02:35 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Gabe ...

Thanks for stopping by my friend and yes they are 😎

May 22, 2016 02:36 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Belinda ...

Thanks for stopping by my friend and I would love to have this Happy Buddha in my back yard 😎

May 22, 2016 02:44 AM