Here is a great simple truth to live by found in the Catechism of Trent.
No greater happiness can befall the faithful in this life than to have their souls distracted by no worldly cares, the unruly desires of the flesh tranquilized and restrained, and the mind fixed on the practice of piety and the contemplation of heavenly things. Catechism of Trent. pg. 362
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.