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Don't Worry Be Grumpy: inspiring stories for making the most of each moment

Don't Worry Be Grumpy: inspiring stories for making the most of each moment
Ajahn Brahm
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Laugh aloud even as you look at life anew with these stories from the bestselling author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?

In 108 brief stories with titles like "The Bad Elephant," "Girlfriend Power," and "The Happiness License," Ajahn Brahm offers up more timeless wisdom that will speak to people from all walks of life. Drawing from his own experiences, stories shared by his students, and old chestnuts that he delivers with a fresh twist, Ajahn Brahm shows he knows his way around the humorous parable, delighting even as he surprises us with unexpected depth and inspiration.

"I love a dharma book that I can open randomly to any page and know I'll find a valuable teaching. This describes the delightful new book Don't Worry Be Grumpy. With every story, the irrepressible Ajahn Brahm gently challenges our conventional views, giving us a fresh perspective imbued with wisdom and compassion."—Toni Bernhard, author of How to Be Sick

"If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a good metaphorical story is worth that many more. Ajahn Brahm's latest collection of stories are funny, endearing, and, of course, infused with wisdom."—Arnie Kozak, author of Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants

"In irreverent and inescapably humorous ways, Ajahn Brahm's Don't Worry, Be Grumpy collection of stories become unforgettable learning experiences."—Jean Smith, author of Now

1. The Container and the Contents
2. What We Really Want
3. Oh Shit!
4. Poo-sitive Reinforcement
5. The Politician in the Well
6. Camel Face
7. The Cracked Mug
8. A Tale of Two Chicken Farmers
9. Your Photo Album
10. Pressing “Delete”
11. Good? Bad? Who Knows?
12. The Lost Taxi Driver
13. There Are No Criminals
14. The Stigma of Mental Illness
15. Permission to Die
16. A Buddhist Joke
17. Old Monks Don’t Lie
18. The Most Important Finger
19. Describing Anxiety
20. Kissing Pain Better
21. The Tsunami Crocodile
22. Honey, I Can’t Find the Kids!
23. How a Mousetrap Killed a Chicken, a Pig, and a Cow
24. How to Receive Praise
25. The Fifteen Seconds of Praise Rule
26. The Sandwich Method
27. The 70-Percent Rule
28. Lower Your Expectations
29. Three of My Most Memorable Mistakes
30. The Last Question
31. The Benefits of Being Blown Up
32. Should I? Shouldn’t I?
33. Ask Your Dog
34. Caring, Not Curing
35. Milk and Cookies
36. The Guilt of a Salesman
37. The Sad Saga of the Suicidal Spider
38. The Secret to a Happy Marriage
39. Holy Water
40. The Dangers of Drunk Driving
41. Holy Shit
42. The Origin of Materialism
43. Kit-Cat
44. A Dog’s Retreat
45. An Amazing Tale of the Supernatural
46. My Own Himalayan Journey
47. Someone Is Watching You
48. How Another Student Learned to Laugh at Abuse
49. Learning from the Experts
50. Giving Overcomes Depression
51. The Deep Hole
52. When Is It Okay to Lie?
53. Why We Lie
54. Monkey Minds
55. Let Go of the Banana
56. Mummy, I’m Leaving Home
57. Passing over the Horizon
58. The Frightened Water Buffalo
59. The Case of the Disappearing Harley
60. On the Ledge
61. My Mother’s Shelf
62. Fifty Strokes of The Cat
63. The General with the Best Discipline in the Army
64. Girlfriend Power
65. Twenty Push-Ups Every Morning
66. Tummy Wisdom
67. The Origin of Stress
68. Half a Sheet of Paper
69. Dealing with BIG Trouble
70. Kissing the Ugly Frog
71. How Not to Pray
72. The Blind Leading the Blind
73. The Bad Elephant
74. Hearing Voices
75. Monks and Nuns Beating the Odds
76. The Miracle
77. Divine Intervention
78. The Know-It-All
79. A Tale of Two Mango Trees
80. How to Catch a Mango
81. Forbidden Fruit
82. The Bully
83. Bureaucrat Bullies
84. A Boardroom Bully
85. I Am Not Good Enough
86. I Am Good Enough
87. The Answering Machine
88. You Have the Right Not to Be Happy
89. The Happiness License
90. How Much Are You Worth?
91. The Power of Silence
92. Inner Silence
93. When There Is No Silence
94. The In-Between Moments
95. Are You a Human Being or a Human Going?
96. Don’t Worry, Be Hopey
97. Being a Visitor, Not an Owner
98. Don’t Just Be Mindful, Be Kindful
99. Kindfulness When You Are Broke
100. Kindfulness and Stillness
101. No Fear
102. The Coffin
103. Kind Ghosts
104. Scottish Mist
105. Bowing
106. God in Buddhism
107. The Enlightenment Game
108. The Menu