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Little Happier: The Lesson I Learned from the Thumbtack in My Shoe.

Little Happier: The Lesson I Learned from the Thumbtack in My Shoe.

Update: 2020-12-142
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I had a pain in my foot, and I blamed my foot—until a friend pointed out that I had a tack in my shoe. Whenever I get frustrated, I remind myself that I shouldn’t be too quick to hold myself responsible for the problem. Sometimes the problem is me. But sometimes the problem is something else.

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Little Happier: The Lesson I Learned from the Thumbtack in My Shoe.

Little Happier: The Lesson I Learned from the Thumbtack in My Shoe.

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