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My happiness Challenge Day 40
Saturday, September 02, 2017      1 comments

Happy people... 40. Appreciate life and retain a "beginner's mind," meaning they don't lose sight of the wonderment of life, and they aren't afraid to show excitement, be it a brilliant sunset or a random encounter with a loved one. I ... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 39
Saturday, August 26, 2017      3 comments

Happy people... 39. Tell others how they feel and are not afraid to express their emotions. Hahaha! I'm the happiest person in the world! I pretty much wear my heart on my sleeve! In the words of Shrek "Better out than in!" I am hap... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 38
Saturday, August 19, 2017      2 comments

Happy people... 38.. Spend time in nature. A 2013 study published in the journal Psychological Science found that spending even a short amount of time in nature, such as visiting a city park, improved people's moods and mental well-being. ... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 37
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      1 comments

Happy people... 37. Are not jealous of what others have, and they feel joy for the success and prosperity of those they hold dear. I have been living in fear of this one since the beginning of this project! True confessions time: I am... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 36
Thursday, August 03, 2017      5 comments

Happy people... 36. Don't hold grudges, but instead choose to forgive. Ok, so I've got a couple of grudges to deal with. It's strange to think about how much these grudges affect my life even though I will never see these people again... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 35
Monday, July 31, 2017      1 comments

Happy people... 35. Don't compare themselves to others, and they accept that they are unique. Well, here's another biggie that contributes to my unhappiness. I can't seem to help it! I'm not cute! I'm not perky! I'm not outgoing! I'... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 34
Saturday, July 29, 2017      5 comments

Happy people... 34. Appreciate what they have and don't worry about what is lacking. Ok, you might have noticed that it's been a bit since I blogged. I am not going to lie; I have been putting this one off. The next few blogs are going... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 33
Friday, July 28, 2017      2 comments

Happy people... 33. Live in the present, not dwelling too much on the past or worrying about the future. As I've said before, I think about my past mistakes too often and fear of making more mistakes often paralyzes me. But I think I a... Read more
My Happiness challenge day 32
Sunday, July 23, 2017      2 comments

Happy people... 32. Cultivate a sense of purpose, whether through religion or spirituality, a hobby family, or a career that satisfies them. I have been working on being more satisfied with my life to stave off my depression. I have been worki... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 31
Friday, July 21, 2017      3 comments

Happy people... 31. Are as optimistic as possible, while still being realistic. This is going to be a blog singing the praises of Spark People! #31 here is a cornerstone that I learned early in my journey with sparking. I wish I had sa... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 30
Thursday, July 20, 2017      4 comments

Woohoo! 30 days! That's an accomplishment I am proud of! I have only missed 2 days of the last 32! That's a 94% average! I feel better about this summer than I have felt in the past 15 years! Moving on so I can get ready for a pool party tod... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 29
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      4 comments

Happy people... 29. Spend time with family and friends whenever possible. I love to spend time with my husband's family. They all live very close to us so we see each other often. My family lives in a small town 3 hours away. It's awkw... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 28
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      2 comments

Happy people... 28. Question their intentions when faced with a dilemma. They ask themselves, "Will this bring me pleasure, or will it bring me happiness?" I'm trying to think of dilemmas I have faced recently. Most of them involve food becaus... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 27
Monday, July 17, 2017      1 comments

Happy people... 27. Can differentiate between pleasure and happiness. In his book "The Art of Happiness," His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains the difference between happiness and pleasure, which are easily confused: "True happiness relates more... Read more
My Happiness Challenge Day 26
Sunday, July 16, 2017      0 comments

Happy people... 26. Know what happiness is not. According to Buddhist philosophy, happiness is not dependent on an object or events, which eventually go away and replace a happy feeling with a sad one. It depends on a state of mind that feels th... Read more

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