“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”…Maya Angelou
You might be wondering why I am blogging about happiness…isn’t it just an emotion we feel naturally? Why do we need to be purposeful about it? What I am writing about is common sense, but it is not always common action. I am writing about things that seem natural or common sense to some, but may not be to others. I am also sharing information about science based research that supports all these ideas. I have used this information to improve my own happiness and I want to help others, especially children.
Happiness is something we need to choose and work on. Right now, smile. There, you worked on it! I will be posting baby steps (simple strategies) that you can do and share with others around you to try. So today, I want you to smile, even if you don’t feel like it. Smiling and laughing make us feel good.
Happiness is something to practice daily, so that when life is stressful or difficult you will be better able to cope.
Happiness is unique to you. If you take a peek at the happiness page, you will see that research gives us areas to work on, but each of us will have our own way of doing it. You will have the opportunity to explore ideas that work for other people and then try the ones that resonate with you. Have fun and discover how positive and happy you can make your life!