This week I wrote a guest post for Elsie over at I hosted Elsie last week with her great post about the cost of joy and happiness. The teaser for my post is below and you can find a link to the full story on Elsie’s site at the end. Enjoy!

I want you to try something for me. I’m going to tell you the secret to success in this post, but I want you to resist the temptation to jump ahead. In fact, I’d like you to take a deep breath and count to 100 before you go on.

Wristwatch on someone's wrist

Cue Jeopardy music...buh bah buh bo buh bah buh...

How’d you do? Did you make it all the way to 100 before scrolling down here? Actually counting every number along the way?

If so, good for you - you’re one of the proud few; take a victory lap: Tweet your victory

If not, that’s ok, you’re in the majority. Since misery loves company, go ahead and invite some friends to join you: Tweet your failure

Still wondering what the secret is?

Read the rest and find the answer in my post on