Good Morning and Happy Monday. As I sit here in sipping on my Pike's Peak coffee at my favorite Starbucks. I started thinking about what true happiness REALLY could be and what it means to me. So, I thought I would share my thoughts on the subject.
For so many, happiness seems to be a fleeting thing to some people; others seem to have a good grasp on it and seem to be able to hang on for dear life! Some days are better than others of course.
Happiness means so many different things to so many different people, but there are similarities that have led scientists to believe that there is much people can do to assist themselves in their personal pursuit of happiness.
Most folks who consider themselves to be truly happy have a true sense of purpose in their life. What is your passion and are you living it? For many people, faith in God brings them happiness, hope for the future and a sense of purpose. You know, having a profound belief in something bigger than yourself.
Happy people generally are giving people; giving truly does bring the giver joy, if it’s done with a real attitude of giving for the sake of giving. Happy people are also thankful for the things in their life, and for the people and relationships in their life.
Nurture your special relationships with family and friends and think about dumping negative relationships that do nothing except bring you down.
Optimism doesn’t come naturally to some people, but the happiest people are optimists, always looking on the lighter and brighter side of life. Take it easy on
yourself-lighten up! Give yourself a break.
If you are online often, have a joke-of-the-day sent to you. Don’t be afraid to laugh; laughing releases endorphins in your brain that make you truly happy-as does exercise.
Consciously look for the bright side in every situation throughout the day; instead of instantly thinking something won’t work, think about how it could.
Be mindful of how blessed you are; got a job? Be thankful.
In a good relationship? Be thankful.
Have your health and your right mind? Be thankful.
Thankfulness will lead to happiness every time.
These are gentle reminders on how to make your life more meaningful and happy. When you know better you do better. Right?
Get back your happy,
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I'm Marsha: former corporate manger and now semi full-time blogger. I'm single and I live in St. Louis. Favorite things include my 2008 VW EOS Convertible, Tall Mocha Lattes and the color blue.