Hiya!!! I’ve been thinking about HAPPINESS this week.
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY???
I’ve been a lot happier lately and a big part of that is because I’ve been doing things that I love. Sewing, crocheting, volunteering, reading, spending time with the pups—all these give me pleasure. And I’m learning to weed out the negative things in my life. So yeah, I’m feeling much happier lately.
I did a search today for “What makes you happy”. And got some great resources from it. I checked about 7 or 8 hits and found that a lot of them came up with some common ideas. Family and good friends, expressing sincere gratitude, exercise, getting out in Nature, give—your things or your time—to others, own a pet, get involved in your community, meditation, live in the moment. These things showed up on most lists. Money was in there too—in opposite ways. One list said to put money low on your list, while another said money was needed for happiness. I can see both ways. You don’t want to be greedy and hanker after money above all else, but having enough money for your needs and some wants is better than being without.
Here are a couple of the articles if you’d like to read more:
50 things that make people happy
(this one is from a London paper, so there are a few British terms in the list)
And a couple of lists of things to make you smile:
And a couple that are a little off the wall:
So there you have it, happiness and how to find it, and hopefully, keep it. Go smile at someone.
Now tell me, WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY???
Take care, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam